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

Daily Use Idioms #77

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. have all your eggs in one basket

– risk all of one’s resources in a single venture

– अपना सब कुछ एक है बार दाव पर लगा देना

To buy stock in a single company is to have all your eggs in one basket.

2. en masse

– all together

– एक साथ

The young folk was emigrating en masse.

3. en route

– on or along the way

– मार्ग में , रस्ते में

We stayed there en route to London.

4. rise to the occasion

– succeed in dealing with a difficult situation

– मौके पर खुद को योग्य साबित करना

 The champion is known to rise to the occasion.

5. every now and then

– occasionally, periodically

समय समय पर

 I still see her every now and then.

6. live on the edge

– involved in exciting or dangerous activities

– किसी खतरनाक गतिविधि में शामिल होना

She and her family live on the edge of poverty.

7. an enfant terrible

– anyone constantly vexing, startling others, often brilliant but wayward

– लगातार अप्रिय

In the 70s he was the enfant terrible of the theatre.

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