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

Daily Use Idioms #48

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. cross swords

– quarell, have a disagreement

– बहस करना, विवाद में उलझना

I’ve crossed swords with him on a number of issues.

2. be caught in the crossfire

– be badly affected by a situation where two people or groups are arguing with each other

-दो पातो के बिच पीसना

I didn’t want you to be caught in the crossfire when it came.

3. crowning glory

-the greatest or more beautiful thing

-शानदार जीत

Her hair is her crowning glory.

4. when it comes to the crunch

– in a critical moment or crucial time, or in a tight corner

-जरुरत का समय

He always says he’ll help, but when it comes to the crunch, he does nothing.

5. in full cry(or swing)

-in full operation, at the highest level of activity

-कमर कसकर विरोध करने पर युटरु

 The Leeds supporters were in full cry.

6. crystal clear

– absolutely clear

-बहुत ही सरल, शीशे की तरह साफ़

The evidence is now crystal clear.

7. take up the cudgles

-argue strongly in support or against sb or sth

-ज़बरदस्त वाद विवाद से असहमति या सहमति जाताना

The trade unions took up the cudgels for the 367 staff made redundant.

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