Useful Idioms for a Better Communication in Hindi and English #78

Daily Use Idioms Lesson 78

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

Daily Use Idioms #78

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. et al

– an others

– और अन्य

This book is by John, Jones, et al.

2. catch sb’s eye

– be noticed by sb

– किसी की नज़र में आना

 I tried to catch the waiter’s eye, so we could order.

3. end up

– to do sth that one had not planned to do

पहुंचना, समाप्त करना

 I think we always end up where we’re supposed to be.

4. face to face

– in each other’s presence

– आमने-सामने, सम्मुख

 We were standing face to face.

5. make/pull a face

– grimace, show unpleasant facial expression

मुँह टेढ़ा करना, मुँह बनाना ,चिढ़ाना

The boy made the baby laugh by making a face at him.

6. the facts of life

– knowledge of sexual reproduction

– जीवन की सच्चाई

The girls explain the facts of life to him.

7. not have the faintest idea

– have no knowledge of or no information about sth

– बिल्कुल अनजान होना

I don’t have the faintest/slightest idea what you’re talking about.

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