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

Daily Use Idioms #94

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. feathers fly

-a quarrel or a verbal attack

विवाद शुरू हो जाना

 I don’t think he’ll give you a break. He’ll make the feathers fly.

2. flat-footed

– clumsy

काल्पनिक, फीका

The defense looked flat-footed as Sutton scored easily.

3. flea in the ear

– rebuke

तेज फटकार

He has a flea in his ear about their relationship,

4. for a song

– cheaply

कोड़ी के मोल, सस्ते में

She bought the bed for a song at an auction.

5. give the game away

-let a secret become known, often by accident

-रहस्य का पर्दाफाश करना

 I don’t want to give the game away by saying too much.

6. give up the ghost

– stop trying as one realizes that he or she will not succeed

प्रयास, कोशिश करना बंद कर देना

 We’ve had the same TV for over ten years and it’s just given up the ghost.

7. give it a shot or whirl

-attempt to do sth

करने की कोशिश करना

I’ve never done cross-country skiing before, but I thought I’d give it a whirl this winter.

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