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

Daily Use Idioms #81

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. bear fruit

– produce good results

-सफल होना

 Some investment does not bear fruit.

2. make fun of sb or sth

– to make a joke about sb or sth in an unkind way

-मज़ाक उड़ाना

She understands and doesn’t make fun of me.

3. lose face

-experience a setback to one’s reputation

-नाक कटना

He thinks he would lose face if he admitted the mistake.

4. save face

– keep a good reputation; avoid disgrace

-लाज रखना

I had to do this to save face for my father.

5. fall short of sth

– prove inadequate or insufficient

कमी होना

August car sales fell short of the industry’s expectations.

6. a false down

-sth which seems to show that a successful period is beginning


Reports have proved, especially those relating to carers, that the changes amounted to a false dawn.

7. in the family way



That young scut has put a fancy piece in the family way.

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