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 44 of the Useful Idioms for Better Communication Series that you can learn to improve your speaking and writing.

Daily Use Idioms #44

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. on cloud nine

-be very happy

-सातवे आसमान पर

He was on cloud nine after winning the competition.

2. under a cloud

– under suspicion, in trouble, or out of favour

-मुसीबत में

She was always under a cloud at the office.

3. a cock-and-bull story

-complicated, ridiculous, or unbelievable story

-मनगढ़त कहानी

He was bribed by that scoundrel, Jingle, to put me on a wrong scent, by telling a cock-and-bull story of my sister and your friend Tupman!

4. the other side of the coin

-contrasting arguments , the opposite aspect

-तस्वीर का दूसरा पहलू

One the other side of the coin, there are some parents who believe that their LEAs are ignoring the new law.

5. to coin a phrase

– as one might say; to repeat an expression, quotation etc.

-नामकरण करना

It is an odd sidelight, to coin a phrase, on road accidents.

6. catch a cold

– suffer a financial loss

-अलाभकारी कारोबार

Did the person catch a cold to snuffle best settlement what is method?

7. cold comfort

-slight or no consolation

-झूठी तस्सली

A drop in the unemployment rate was cold comfort for those without a job 

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