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

Daily Use Idioms #84

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. fill sb’s shoes

-assume sb’s positions or duties , especially in a satisfactory way

किसी और की जिम्मेदारिओं को विशेत्या संतुष्टि से अपना लेना

The senator will step down this year, but two well-known Republicans are ready to fill his shoes

2. few and far between

-become more confident in a new situation

-पैर जमाना, किसी नयी जगह मनोबल बढ़ाना

Sunny, warm weekends have been few and far between this summer.

3. be all fingers and thumbs

– be clumsy and keep making mistakes

गलतिया करते रहना

Sorry I dropped the vase; I’m all fingers and thumbs today

4. burn one’s fingers

-suffer the unpleasant results of an action

भुगतान, हानि उठाना

She’d invested extensively in stocks and got her fingers burned when the market collapsed.

5. have a finger in every pie

– to be involved and have influence over many activities

-हर मामले में शामिल होना

He very much likes to have a finger in every pie.

6. lay a finger on sb/sth

-touch or harm

हानि पहुँचाना

Don’t you dare lay a finger on me.

7. point the finger

-blame or accuse sb

दोष लगाना

The recreationists point the finger at developers

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