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 #86

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. by fits and starts

-do it intermittently or sporadically

-अनियमित रूप से

Technology advances by fits and starts.

2. an old flame

– former girlfriend or boyfriend

-पुरानी प्रेमिका या पुराना प्रेमी

She met an old flame at the party.

3. fall flat

– fail, prove to be ineffective

असफल होना

 The product will fall flat if it’s footballed around too much.

4. flex one’s muscle

-show off one’s strength or power

ताकत का दिखावा करना

Conservatives were beginning to flex their muscles in Utah.

5. in full flow

– sth is happening fast and with energy

-ज़ोर शोर से

Preparations for the event are now in full flow.

6. fly high

– perform well, being successful

सफल होना

We can’t fly high because we overweigh ourselves.

7. with flying colors

-easily and successfully

आसानी से सफलतापूर्वक

They passed inspection with flying colors.

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