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

Daily Use Idioms #87

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. follow suit

-do the same as sb else has just done

– अनुकरण करना

Efforts to persuade the remainder to follow suit have continued.

2. food for thought

– sth to think about carefully

अच्छी प्रेरणा

The programme certainly provides plenty of food for thought

3. have one’s feet on the ground

– be sensible, practical

-नेक नियति से काम करना

Don’t worry about Kerry – she’s a smart girl who has her feet on the ground.

4. put one’s foot in one’s mouth

– say sth foolish, embarrassing or tactless

संकोची, शर्मीली

Jane put her foot in her mouth when she called him by her first husband’s name.

5. follow in sb’s footsteps

– follow sb’s example or guidance

-के पदचिन्हो पर चलना

She followed in her mother’s footsteps, starting her own business.

6. forbidden fruit

– unlawful pleasure or enjoyment

निषिद्ध होने के कारन वांछनीय लगने वाली वस्तु

Forbidden fruit is always more attractive.

7. founding father

-sb who founds or is instrumental in founding an institution


Brooks Stevens was a founding father of industrial design.

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