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

Daily Use Idioms #66

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. back to the drawing board

– back to the beginning because the current attempt was successful

वर्तमान हार की वजह से शुरुआती दौर में जाना

 They rejected our proposal, so it’s back to the drawing board.

2. never in one’s wildest dreams

– sth that has happened was so strange that one never thought it would happen

– बुरे ख्वाब में भी न सोचना

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I would run a marathon.

3. dressed to kill

– elaborately attired, dressed to draw attraction

– आकर्षित करने के लिए भड़कीले कपड़े पहने हुए

The young woman is dressed to kill.

4. in the driving (or driver’s) seat

– in control

– काबू में होना

 It was nice to be in the driving seat again, after two years of being chauffeured around.

5. at the drop of a hat

– at the slightest signal; immediately, without delay


You can’t expect me to move my home at the drop of a hat.

6. drop sb a line

– send a brief letter

– जानकार छोड़ना

Just drop me a line when you decide on a date.

7. a drop in the ocean

– insignificant amount

ऊँट के मुँह में जीरा

My letter of protest was just a drop in the ocean.

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