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

Daily Use Idioms #53

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. the chattering classes

– educated people who like to discuss and give their opinions about political and social matters

– शिक्षित वर्ग जो राजनीतिक और सामाजिक विषयो पर सिर्फ बात करना पसंद करते है

 Constitutional reform is popular among the chattering classes

2. chicken-hearted

– not brave

– कायर, डरपोक

He pretended to be very brave but turned out to be a chicken-hearted fellow.

3. a clarion call

– a strong and clear request for people to do sth

– आगाज़, आह्वान

Paine’s words are a clarion call for democracy.

4. cloak-and-dagger

– of or characteristic of activities of spies and undercover agents

– गुप्त

He was arrested after a cloak-and-dagger operation involving the CIA and MI6.

5. be in a clover

– prosperous, living well

– समृद्ध होना

After we earn a million in our new business of gold, we’ll hopefully be in clover.

6. come again

– please repeat that

– फिर से कहना

Dream on, dream homes, until I come again!

7. come what may

– no matter what may happen

– चाहे कुछ ही हो जाये

 He promised to support her come what may.

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