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

Daily Use Idioms #72

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. be at the end of one’s tether

– at the limit of one’s resources, abilities, or patience

– उपाय रहित

 By six o’clock after a busy day, I’m at the end of my tether.

2. not be the end of the world

– sth will not cause very serious problems

– गंभीर दिक्कत का सामना न करना

Even granted he had the power to sack her, that would not be the end of the world.

3. make(both) ends meet

– have just enough money to pay for the things that you need

– निर्वाह करना

They could hardly make ends meet and their debts were piling up.

4. put sth down to experience

– decide that instead of being upset about sth bad that you have done or that has happened, you will learn from it

– किये गए बुरे कामो से परेशां हुए बिना उससे सीखना

 Okay, so you made a mistake – you just have to put it down to experience and carry on with your life.

5. keep your eye on

– look at especially attentively or continuously

– निगरानी करना

The golden rule in tennis is to keep your eye on the ball.

6. see eye-to-eye

– agree, they agree with each other

– एक दूसरे से सहमत होना

There are just the odd hints here and there that John and Ann did not always see eye-to-eye on religious matters.

7. couldn’t believe one’s eyes

– be surprised

– विश्वास न करना

 I could not believe my eyes when I saw the garden in full bloom.

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