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

Daily Use Idioms #99

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. a grey area

– a subject or problem that people do not know how to deal with because there are no clear rules

अस्पर्श विषय

The insurance industry is such a grey area at the best of times

2. come to grief


पूर्णतया असफ़ल होना, परिश्रम का व्यर्थ हो जाना

Several pedestrians had come to grief on the icy pavement.

3. come to grinding halt

-stop working because of a problem

किसी समस्या की वजह से काम बंद कर देना

The machinery came to a grinding halt.

4. grist to the mill

-sth that can be used to advantage

मुनाफे का स्त्रोत बनाना, चांदी होना

 I never refuse odd jobs to supplement my income it’s all grist to the mill.

5. drop one’s guard

-stop being careful to avoid danger or difficulty

सतर्कता छोड़ देना

Once he knew I wasn’t a journalist, he dropped his guard and even let me take a photograph of him. 

6. anybody’s guess

– if a piece of information is anybody’s guess, no one knows it

किसी का अनुमान क्युकी दूसरे उसके बारे मई कुछ नहीं जानते

 It’s anybody’s guess who she’ll eventually marry.

7. go great guns

-progress very well

बड़ा आदमी, तेजी से उन्नति करना

Work is going great guns now.

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