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

Daily Use Idioms #58

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 in at the end

– start a new job or activity without being prepared for it

– बिना तैयारी के काम

After graduating, he was not afraid to jump in at the deep end and start his new business alone.

2. be out of one’s depth

– to not have the knowledge, experience, or skills to deal with a particular subject or situation

– किसी हालत से सुलझने का ज्ञान न होना

He was out of his depth in that advanced calculus class.

3. make all the difference

– have a very good effect on a thing or a situation

– कुछ कर गुजरना

And a compressor really can make all the difference.

4. get one’s feet in the door

– achieve an initial stage; succeed with the first step

– पहले पड़ाव पर सफल होना , किसी भी कात्या से आरम्भ करना

He took a job as a secretary to get his foot in the door.

5. on sb’s doorstep

– very near to where sb lives

– बिल्कुल नज़दीक , दरवाज़े पर दस्तक देना

They have to take on the burdens that others leave on their doorsteps.

6. down-to-earth

– practical and straightforward; realistic

– वास्तविक, व्यवाहरिक

 She’s a down-to-earth sort of woman with no pretensions.

7. wouldn’t dream of doing sth

– not occur to one, not consider

– कुछ करने की न सोचना

My father is very generous, but I wouldn’t dream of actually asking him for money!

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