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

Daily Use Idioms #61

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. deliver the goods

– do what is required, come up with expectations

– काम पूरा करना

 Do you really think the England team can deliver the goods?

2. have designs of sth /sb

– contrive a secret plot or scheme, especially with selfish motives

– स्वार्थनिहित षड़यंत्र करना

I think he has designs on my property.

3. between the devil and the deep blue sea

– between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices

– आगे कुआ पीछे खाई, दोनों तरफ परेशानी

I am caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

4. give the devil his due

– give credit to an opponent’s merits, grudgingly or not

– शत्रु के साथ भी न्यायपूर्ण आचरण

To give the devil his due, the enemy is quite brave.

5. the die is cast

– an unalterable decision has been reached

अंतिम फैसला हो चुका है

From the moment the negotiations failed, the die was cast and war was inevitable.

6. never say die

– stay optimistic

– हिम्मत मत हारो

Never say die to your dream!

7. dig the dirt

– find derogatory information about sth or sb

– किसी के बारे में निंदनीय सूचना देना

If you want to dig the dirt your best hope is old Gooseneck, especially if he finds you attractive.

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