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

Daily Use Idioms #57

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. corridors of powers

– higher levels of government

– उच्च अधिकारों का तरीका

 His laziness became a legend in the corridors of power.

2. cross sb’s path

– meet sb casually

– आमतौर पर मिलना , किसी के रास्ते में अड़चन पैदा करना

 I hope I don’t cross his path/cross paths with him again.

3. not give a damn

– be indifferent to

– उदासीन होना, कोई परवाह नहीं करनी

He does not give a damn about what she does.

4. be in the dark

– a state of ignorance, uninformed

– अनजान

Howard claims to be in the dark about when they will start filming the movie.

5. wouldn’t be caught/ seen dead

– would have nothing to do with, detest

– कोई लेना-देना न होना

He wouldn’t be caught dead going to a club with his mother.

6. frighten/scare sb to death

– make sb feel frightened

– डरा देना

You’ll find that I don’t frighten easily.

7. be in deep water

– in difficulty

– भयंकर मुसीबत में होना

You certainly seem to be in deep water.

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