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

Daily Use Idioms #73

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. an eye-opener

– a startling or shocking revealation

-चौकाने वाला सत्य

My trip to India was quite an eye-opener.

2. an eager beaver

-sb who works very hard and is eager to do sth

-मेहनती और काम के लिए उत्सुक

Eric was being an eager beaver and left work late.

3. be all ears

-eager to hear sth, listening attentively

-ध्यान लगाकर सुनना

The children were all ears when Granny told them stories

4. have sb’s ears

– obtain sb’s attention, especially favourable attention

-किसी का ध्यान हासिल करना

He has been one of Italy’s most influential figures, a man who is said to have had the ear of every Italian prime minister.

5. have one’s ear to the ground

-watch and listen carefully to wat is happening around you so that you know about everything

-हर गतिविधि पर नज़र रखना

David had his ear to the ground when it came to news about the latest and best technology to buy.

6. easy come, easy go

-readily won and readily lost

-जितनी आसानी से मिलना, उतनी आसानी से खो जाना

She never took things very seriously; ‘easy come, easy go’ was her motto.”

7. go easy on sb

– treat sb in a gentle way,and not punish them severely

-विनम्रता से व्यव्हार करना और कड़ी सज़ा न देना

The doctor told me to go easy on the spicy food for a while.

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