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

Daily Use Idioms #71

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. deliver the goods

– achieve what one undertakes; fulfill one’s promises

– काम पूरा कर के दिखाना

But you better deliver the goods, wise guy.

2. do the trick

– successfully achieve a result

– अपना उद्देश्य पूरा करना

A bit more flour should do the trick.

3. play sth by ear

– improvise

– सुधारना

Let’s just play it by ear.

4. it’s early yet

– it is too soon to make a judgment about sth

– निर्णय लेने में जल्दबाज़ी करना

It’s too early yet, I want to make more. 

5. easier said than done

– sth seems like a good idea but it would be difficult to do

– करने से कहना आसान है

Finding the perfect house was easier said than done.

6. take the edge off sth

– blunt the effect of, reduce the impact of

– प्रभाव कम करना

His apology took the edge off her anger.

7. at the end of the day

– in the final analysis

– आखिरकार

At the end of the day, it’s his decision.

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