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

Daily Use Idioms #60

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. call it a day

-stop doing sth, especially working

-सन्यास लेना, काम रोकने का निर्णय करना

 I’m bushed. Let’s call it a day.

2. carry the day

– win a war or a fight

-सफल होना, जीतना, विजयी होना

 Despite strong opposition, the ruling party carried the day.

3. day in, day out

– everyday, without respite

सफल होना, जीतना, विजयी होना

It rained the whole of last week, day in, day out.

4. dead and buried

– no longer in use

-उपयोग में नहीं

In ten years he’ll be dead and buried as a politician.

5. over my dead body

-in no way, under no circumstances

मेरी लाश पर’ किसी भी हालत में नहीं

They’ll demolish this house over my dead body.

6. fall on deaf ears

– to be ignored

सुनाई न देना

I hope that our appeals will not fall on deaf ears.

7. a raw (rough) deal

-unfair treatment

-अनुचित व्यव्हार


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