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

Daily Use Idioms #88

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. the fourth estate

-the press


The fourth estate long ago declared this war unwinnable.

2. a fair-weather friend

– sb who is one’s friend only in good times

सुख थे साथी

He has realized that Bill is a fair-weather friend.

3. out of the frying pan into the fire

-go from a bad situation to even worse one

आस्मां से गिरे खजूर पर अटके

To rush into such a tax would be to go out of the frying pan into the fire.

4. add fuel to the fire

– make a bad situation worse

जलती आग में तेल डालना

The decision to raise tariffs on imports will only add fuel to the fire.

5. a long face

– look sad


 Your boss won’t pull a long face this time.

6. make faces

– make silly expressions with your face in order to make people laugh

मुँह बनाना

Do you think it’s funny to make faces behind my back?

7. the fag end

-last part of a period of time, usually the least interesting

अंतिम भाग,छोर

I only caught the fag end of their conversation.

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