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

Daily Use Idioms #47

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. cover one’s track

– conceal one’s whereabouts, activities, intentions

– छिपकर काम करना

No one knows much about where he’s been—he’s very good at covering his tracks

2. a sacred crow

– sth that people did not like to question, a taboo subject

-कोई रीति रिवाज़ या संस्था जिसकी खुले तोर पर आलोचना वर्जित हो

the judiciary remains a sacred crow, despite increasing evidence that serious mistakes have been made.

3. get cracking (or going)

-hurry up also, start working

-तुरंत जुटना

We’ve no time to waste, so let’s get cracking.

4. on the crest of wave

– be very successful so that many good things happen very quickly

-शिखर पर पहुंचना

 Mrs. Singh is still riding the crest of a wave of popularity.

5. shed(weep) crocodile tears

-show sadness that is not sincere

-नकली आंसू, घड़ियाली आंसू बहाना , दिखावा करना

Politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed

6. come a copper

– come to ruin, fail

-आधे मुँह गिरना, बर्बाद होना

The only monetary metal produced domestically was copper.

7. keep one’s fingers crossed

-hope that things happen in the way you want to

-चाहत पूरी होने की इच्छा रखना

Helen will soon find out whether she got into law school; in the meantime, she is keeping her fingers crossed.”

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