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

Daily Use Idioms #91

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. play with fire

-take great and dangerous risks

आग से खेलना

If you play with fire, you’ll get burnt in the event.

2. first hand

– experience oneself

सीधी खबर, प्रत्यक्ष रूप से

We wished to obtain information at first hand.

3. be in a fix

– be in a difficult situation

उलझन में होना

I was really in a fix when I missed the plane, or Lost and out of ga

4. get the flak

– receive strong criticism

– कड़ी आलोचना मिलना

Why do I always get the flak when something goes wrong around here?

5. go up in the flames

– fail or come to an end suddenly and completely

एक दम से पूरा नष्ट हो जाना

His career went up in flames when he was jailed for theft.

6. a flip-flop

– an abrupt change, as to an opposite opinion

अचानक विपरीत बदलाव

This particular shoe, as luck would have it, is a flip-flop.

7. open the floodgates

– release or unleash a large volume of sth

रिहाई या निवारण

 A move like this will open the floodgates.

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