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

Daily Use Idioms #83

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. be a far cry from sth

– very different from

-बहुत अलग होना

he is a far cry from the telegenic legislators who increasingly prowl Capitol Hill.

2. fast and furious

-swiftly, intensely, and energetically

-जिवंत और उत्साहपूर्ण

In his latest movie, the action is fast and furious.

3. play fast and loose

– unreliable, recklessly irresponsible

-खिलवाड़ करना, छल करना

They played fast and loose with investors’ money.

4. life in the first lane

– a lifestyle that involves free spending and self-indulgence

-ऐशो आराम की ज़िन्दगी

He always lived his life in the fast lane, and he ended up dying at a very young age.

5. seal sb’s fate

– certain to fail or to have an unpleasant experience in future

-भविष्य निर्धारित

Their decision sealed her fate.

6. like father, like son

-in the same manner from genertaion to generation

-पीढ़ी-दर-पीढ़ी एक जैसा

Like father, like son, as the saying goes — by the time Tim was eight, he was already a budding entrepreneur.

7. a feather in one’s cap

-an accomplishment a person can be proud of

प्रसन्न मन से

It’s a real feather in our cap to be playing in the state championship.

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