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

Daily Use Idioms #79

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. lull sb into a false sense of security

-make sb feel safe when they are not

-झूठी सुरक्षा भावना महसूस कराना

Their promises lulled us into a false sense of security

2. so far so good

-matters are satisfactory up to this point

-यहाँ तक मामला संतुष्टि देने वाला रहा, जब तक सही हो

We’ve reached the semi-finals. So far so good.

3. put one’s feet up

-relax, take a rest

आराम करना

 You go home and put your feet up.

4. be a figment of one’s imagination

– sth which is not real, an invention of the mind


 The dinosaurs he said he saw were figments of his imagination.

5. cut it/things fine

-almost too late

-बहुत देर करना

 She got to the gate ten minutes before her flight, so she was cutting it very fine.

6. not lift a finger

– refrain from offering help

मदद से इंकार करना

 They will not lift a finger to help their country.

7. put your finger on sth

-find out the exact reason why a situation is the way it is

सही कारन का पता लगाना की ऐसा क्यों है

There’s something odd about him, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

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