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

Daily Use Idioms #68

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. on demand

– when needed or asked for

-मांगने पर

Passengers must show their tickets on demand.

2. devil-may-care

-reckless or carefree


 He has a rather devil-may-care attitude to his studies.

3. a rough diamond

-a person of exceptional character or potential but lacking polish and refinement

-अध्भुत शक्ति वाला इंसान

I think the new employer is a rough diamond.

4. dirt cheap

– very cheap

-कोड़िओ के मोल

 I got these shoes dirt cheap.

5. at a discount

– at a lower than usual price

-छूट पर कटौती पर

Employees can buy books at a discount.

6. well-to-do

-in favorable circumstances

-खुशाल, धनि, संपन्न

Only the well-to-do can afford these houses.

7. throw dust in sb’s eyes

– mislead sb

-आँखों में धूल झोंकना, धोखा देना

She threw dust in the eyes of the jeweler by pretending to be a well-to-do lady, and then stole the jewellery. 

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