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

Daily Use Idioms #92

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. fly-by-night

– untrustworthy person or organization


 This would solve the problem of fly-by-night organizers.

2. a foregone conclusion

– an outcome regarded as inevitable

निष्कर्ष जिसे अनिवार्य समझा जाए

The outcome of the vote is a foregone conclusion.

3. up front

– candid, direct, paid in advance

खरा, सीधे सीधे , पहले ही

It’s important to tell potential clients this upfront.

4. fine kettle of fish

-a real mess; an unsatisfactory situation


He’s managed to get himself into a fine kettle of fish!

5. either feast or famine

-either too much or not enough

या तो दावत या अकाल

Yesterday we had a packed house and today we’ve only had a handful of customers. As usual, it’s feast or famine.

6. there are plenty of other fish in the sea

– there are other choices

ढेर सारे विकल्प

Don’t cry over Pierre – there are plenty more fish in the sea!

7. hold one’s fire

– postpone one’s criticism or commentary

टिपण्णी, आलोचना रोक कर रखना

 Hold your fire, Jim, she’s not finished yet, or Nancy decided to hold her fire until she had more information.

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