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

Daily Use Idioms #98

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. not give a damn

– not interested or worried about sth or sb

-बिलकुल परवाह न करना, ज़रा सा भी ध्यान न देना

He does not give a damn about what she does

2. from the word go

-from the start of sth

शुरुआत से

The marriage was a disaster from the word go.

3. while the going is good

-while things are still easy to do

सब कुछ ठीक चलना

 People are leaving in their thousands while the going is good.

4. a golden handshake

-a large sum of money which is given to sb when they leave a company especially if they are forced to leave

कंपनी से निकल जान पर काफी सारा धन दिया जाना

I got the option to take a golden handshake.

5. up for grabs

-available, easily obtainable


The job is up for grabs. Why don’t you apply now?

6. grass is greener on the other side

– to believe that someone else’s life is better

दूसरे का मकान हमेशा अच्छा लगता हैं     

Our bookkeeper always imagined that the grass is greener on the other side.

7. green with envy

– full of desires of sb’s possessions or advantages

रिश्वत देना , ईर्ष्यालु बना देना

He was green with envy when he saw my new Jaguar car.

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