Useful Idioms for a Better Communication in Hindi and English #7

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

Daily Use Idioms #7

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. have/hold all the aces

be in a winning position

– विजय की स्थिति में होना

In a situation like this, it’s the big companies that hold all the aces.

2. ad hoc

– for the special purpose, impromptu

– कुछ विशेष समय के लिए, कुछ समय के लिए

Problems were solved on an ad hoc basis.

3. high on the/sb’s agenda

– if a subject or plan is at the top of sb’s agenda, it is the most important thing they want to discuss or deal with

– अत्यंत महत्वपुर्ण होना

America’s most horrific racist organization, the Ku Klux Klan, began with gun control at the very top of its agenda.

4. alma mater

the college or school that one attended

– शिक्षा संस्थान

It’s ten years since I left Alma Mater.

5. cast aspersions on

criticize sb or sb’s character, to talk negatively about someone or something

किसी के चरित्र की आलोचना करना

I don’t permit to cast aspersions on my friend.

6. lead sb astray

– cause someone to make a mistake

– गलत राह दिखाना

The boy was led astray by bad companions.

7. the avant-garde

– the artists/writers/musicians etc, of any period whose work is very modern and very different from what has been done before

– कला के क्षेत्र में अग्रगामी

He was an enthusiast for the avant-garde.

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