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

Daily Use Idioms #6

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. to take sth into account (or consideration)

bear in mind, consider, and allow for

– किसी वस्तु पर ध्यान देना

Take into account your own strengths and weaknesses.

2. ad nauseam

– if sb discusses st ad nauseam, they talk about it so much that it becomes very boring, to a ridiculous degree

– बढ़ा-चढ़ा कर बात करना

He talks ad nauseam about how clever his children are.

3. Adam’s ale

– water

– पानी

Let me offer you a glass of Adam’s ale.

4. give oneself airs

give oneself an air of superiority ; behave snobbishly, as if one regards everyone else as being inferior

– शेखी बघारना

Stop giving yourself airs, Pooja, you’re not some world-class actor.

5. alter ego

another aspect of oneself, a very close friend or constant companion, a trusted advisor

स्वयं का दूसरा रूप

He’s my alter ego, we go everywhere together.

6. arm in arm

– closely allied or intimate

– अत्यंत नज़दीक होना

They walked along the beach arm in arm .

7. make an ass of oneself

behave in a silly way

– स्वंय को हँसी का पात्र बनाना

I find no pleasure in seeing people make asses of themselves.

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