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

Daily Use Idioms #49

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. blue collar

of or relating to industrial work, especially the semiskilled and unskilled

– शारीरिक परिश्रम करने वाला

They were blue-collar in occupation, and they were haters.

2. go by the book

– do things strictly according to written rules

नियमानुसार

She feels she has to go by the book and can’t use her creativity.

3. a brain drain

– flow of talent, skill, etc.

– प्रतिभा पालयन

England will face a brain drain due to a lack of competitive pay.

4. be the brains behind

– be a person who plans and organizes sth, especially sth successful

– सफल योजनाओ और संस्थाओ के पीछे का दिमाग

He was the face of the brand, but his sister was the brains behind the operation.

5. build bridges

– improve relationships between people who are very different or do not like each other

– संबंधो को सुधारना

Peter needs to try and build bridges with Lizzie.

6. a buzz word

– a word or phrase that people in a particular group start to use a lot because they think it is important

– विशेष समूह में आमतौर पर इस्तेमाल किये जाने वाला शब्द

Superorganism was a buzz word among biologists in the I920s.

7. better off

– be in better situation than before

– पहले से बेहतर हालत में होना

Families will be better off under the new law.

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