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

Daily Use Idioms #63

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. do’s and don’ts

– rules or customs concerning some activities

– कार्य विशेष के नियम

 Tell me the do’s and don’ts of this business.

2. in the dock

– on trial, especially in a criminal case

– जाँच पर विशेषतया अपराधी मामले में

The corrupt official stood in the dock.

3. dog eat dog

– a ruthlessly competitive business environment

– निर्दयी व्यापर , प्रतिस्पर्थ का परिवेश

It is very much dog-eat-dog out there.

4. dog in the manger

– those who prevent others from enjoying sth despite having no use for them

कबाब में हड्डी

I won’t be named a dog in the manger again. You shall stay: now then!

5. a dog’s life

– miserable existence

– दुखी अस्तित्व बदतर जीवन

His wife’s a nag who leads him a dog’s life.

6. dog tired

– extremely tired

– क्लांत, बहुत थक गया

 By dusk, we were dog-tired and heading home.

7. go to the dogs

– become ruined, often by excess or neglect

– अक्सर अधिक या उपेक्षा के माध्यम द्वारा, बर्बाद कर देना

They sit in impotent opposition while the country goes to the dogs.

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