Idioms are so useful when it comes to expressing something in a better way, especially in the speaking section. There are some situations when you have to state something in a short period of time but it takes so much time to deliver. Then comes the role of idioms that makes your sentences look more precise and effective. Here is lesson 43 of the Useful Idioms for Better Communication Series that you can learn to improve your speaking and writing.

Daily Use Idioms #43

Here is the list of 7 Idioms in this lesson. Learn, Use, and Improve.

Note: sth means something while sb means somebody. One’s is replaced with a possessive pronoun such as your, my, his, her, etc.

1. round the clock

– all day and all night

– दिन-रात, चौबीस घंटे

 We worked round the clock to finish the job.

2. put the clock back

– change to a lower level or earlier time

वापिस उसी स्थिति में करना

Any efforts to try to put the clock back will come to no good end.

3. a close shave (or call)

– narrow escape

– बाल बाल बचना

I had a close shave this morning, some idiot almost knocked me off my bike.

4. too close for comfort

– make people worried or frightened by too close

ज्यादा समय होने पर लोगो को भयभीत करना

The bombs fell in the sea, many too close for comfort.

5. behind closed doors

– in secret, privately

– गोपनीयता के साथ

Everything was going on behind closed doors.

6. a closed book

– sth that one knows or understands about

– बंद किताब, जिसके बारे में कुछ पता न चले

 Mathematics has always been a closed book to me.

7. out of the closet

– (go) public about sth

सबके सामने लाना, आना

At the last moment, the representative came out of the closet and announced her support for the controversial amendment.

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