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

Daily Use Idioms #62

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. dig in one’s heels

-be obstinate and unyielding, resist stubbornly

-मानने से इनकार करना, सख्त होना

He could dig in his heels and fight stubbornly for what he believed to be right.

2. dig one’s own grave

-sth stupid that will seriously harm oneself, cause one’s own ruin or downfall

अपनी कब्र खुद खोदना, मुसीबत मोल लेना

The coach dug his own grave when he publicly insulted the team’s owner.

3. a dime a dozen

-sth very common and not having much value

थोक के भाव में

 Books like this are a dime a dozen.

4. by dint of

– as a result of sth

के कारन, के द्वारा

He succeeds by dint of sheer hard work.

5. treat sb like dirt

– behave badly or show contempt toward

बुरा बर्ताव करना

For years I allowed him to treat me like dirt.

6. divide and rule

-win by getting one’s opponents to fight among themselves

-करो या मारो

Power to appoint is power to divide and rule

7. do or die

-take a big risk in order to avoid failure

-फुट डालो और शासन करो

Apparently It’should always be do or die.

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