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

Daily Use Idioms #54

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. jump to the conclusion

– form an opinion or judgment hastily

– जल्दबाज़ी में नतीजे पर पहुंचना

Don’t jump to a conclusion before considering all the facts. Be circumspect.

2. to the core

– utterly

– बिल्कुल पूरी तरह

The pear is rotten to the core.

3. from the cradle to the grave

– during the whole of your life

– जन्म से अंत तक

She lived in the same village from cradle to grave.

4. the creme de la creme

– the very best

– अतिउत्तम, सर्वश्रेष्ठ

This school takes only the creme de la creme.

5. cut-and-dried

– ready-made, predetermined, and not changeable

– बिल्कुल तैयार

We are aiming for guidelines, not cut-and-dried answers.

6. cash in

– earn a lot of money at sth; to make a profit at sth

– लाभ उठाना

Investors were storing up a lot of cash in anticipation of disaster.

7. have one’s head in the clouds

– be unaware of what is going on

– अनभिज्ञ होना

 She must have had her head in the clouds when she made the reservations.

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