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

Daily Use Idioms #65

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. a doubting Thomas

– habitually doubtful person

– आदतन संदिग्ध व्यक्ति

I would challenge any doubting Thomas in my pea patch.

2. down the road

– at a future point or end

दिन-हिन् व्यक्ति

He trudged wearily down the road.

3. drag one’s feet

– act reluctantly or without enthusiasm

भविष्य में

 He knows he should see a doctor, but he’s dragging his feet.

4. down the drain

– lost, abandoned, completely spoiled, or wasted

– अनिच्छा से कार्य

 Small local stores are going down the drain.

5. draw the line

– think of or treat one thing as different from another

– बर्बाद

I don’t mind helping, but I draw the line at doing everything myself.

6. draw the line at

– refuse to go any further than sth

– सीमा निर्धारित करना

 I swear quite a lot but even I draw the line at saying certain words.

7. on the drawing board

– in the planning stage

– योजना स्तर पर

It’s just one of several projects on the drawing board.

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