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

Daily Use Idioms #70

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 the dot

– exactly on time

– सही समय पर

 He’s very punctual and always arrives on the dot.

2. a double whammy

– a situation where two bad things happen at the same time

– दो बुरी चीज़े एक सतह होना, दोहरा नुकसान

 With this government, we’ve had a double whammy of tax increases and benefit cuts.

3. drop a bombshell

– make an unexpected, startling or disturbing announcement

– असंभावित और परेशां करने वाली योजना

 She dropped a bombshell when she said she wouldn’t run for reelection.

4. dribs and drabs

– in small irregular quantities

– छोटी, अनियमित मात्रा में

The guests arrived in dribs and drabs.

5. in high dudgeon

– feeling or exhibiting great resentment; taking great offense at sth

– विरोध करना

He stomped out of the room in high dudgeon.

6. get one’s just deserts

– get what one deserves

– किये का फल पाना, करनी का फल

At the end of the book, the bad guys get their just deserts.

7. deal with(sth)

– be concerned with sth, take action about sth

– पेश आना, बर्ताव करना

He is easy to deal with.

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