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

Daily Use Idioms #74

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. take it easy

– relax, refrain from exertion

– सहजता से स्वीकार करना

Take it easy. Don’t work so hard.

2. eat your heart out

– sb jokes that he or she is better than a famous person

– शोक मनाना, दुखी होना

If you had any sense you’d forget him, but eat your heart out if you want to.

3. make sb eat one’s words

– eager to hear sth, listening attentively

जबरदस्ती से मनवाना की जो पहले कहा था वो गलत था

 He didn’t think I could do it, but I proved him wrong and made him eat his words.

4. what’s eating sb

– sth that you ask when sb is angry and you want to know why

– चिंता का कारण पूछना

 I wonder what’s eating him?

5. at a low ebb

– depressed, unsuccessful

– निराशा की स्थिति में रहना

The insurance business cycle is also at a low ebb.

6. take the edge of sth

– blunt the effect of

– प्रभाव कम करना

Have an apple – it’ll take the edge off your hunger.

7. have an egg on one’s face

– look stupid because of sth he or she has done

– अपने कार्य की वजह से बेवक़ूफ़ दिखना

He told everyone the deal was happening, and if it falls through now he’ll have egg on his face.

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