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

Daily Use Idioms #45

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. get cold feet

– suddenly become too frightened to do sth one had planned to do

-हिम्मत टूटना

People get cold feet. They get a space heater.

2. give sb cold shoulder

– treat sb with coldness and contempt

– सही व्यवहार न करना, रुखा व्यव्हार करना

People get cold feet. They get a space heater.

3. pour cold water on

-discourage or deter sb

-सही व्यवहार न करना, रुखा व्यव्हार करना

Don’t pour cold water on their optimism.

4. be on a collision course

– doing or saying things which are certain to cause a serious to cause a serious disagreement or a fight between them

-झगडे का कारण होना

All attempts at diplomacy have broken down and the two states now appear to be on a collision course.

5. show one’s (true) colours

– reveal oneself as one really is

-अपना असली रूप दिखाना

David looked nice initially, but he showed his true colors when I asked him for help.

6. a conspiracy of silence

– a general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of secrecy

– गुप्त उद्देश्य की खातिर चुप रहना

 There is a conspiracy of silence about the killer .

7. to one’s heart’s content

-to one’s complete satisfaction , without limitation

-मन की संतुष्टि के लिए

After smiling to one’s heart’s content, he will feel face muscle pain and his heart spasm.

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