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

Daily Use Idioms #85

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. at one’s fingertips

– ready at hand, immediately available

आसानी से उपलब्ध

we could scarcely finish a question before he had answered it.

2. breathe fire

-to be very angry about sth

-बहुत गुस्सा करना

 Ready to roar. Cricket’s young dragons learning to breathe fire.

3. catch fire

– become inflamed with enthusiasm or passion

-आग पकड़ लेना

These thatched roofs frequently catch fire.

4. fire in the belly

– ready to fight with energy and determination for what you believe is right


Neither of the candidates has a fire in his belly, so it’s hard to get excited about them.

5. first things first

– the most important tasks get priority

-पहली चीज़ पहले

 First things first, let’s have something to eat.

6. a big fish in a small pond

– a person who is important in a limited arena

योग्यतानुसार काम न होना

In our school, Professor Johnson is a big fish in a small pond.

7. a fish out of water

-awkward or uncomfortable person


With these people, he’d feel like a fish out of water.

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