English is not that difficult as we think. But, no, it is difficult for many! Undoubtedly, in India, most of us know how to write it correctly but when it comes to speaking we as often use fillers… aaaaaa, ummmm! Why does that happen? It is because we translate our Hindi sentence into English in our brain and while doing that we lose the motion as we are not habitual of speaking English everywhere, especially in our homes with our families.
So how to overcome it? Use these simple 15 idioms related to daily life. These will shorten your sentence somehow and also put an impression on others. Here we are not promising that you will become a fluent English speaker after learning them, but something is always better than nothing! Readout them below:
1) It always takes two to tango!
Meaning: Actions or communications need more than one person.
2) A hot potato
Meaning: Speak of an issue (mostly current) which is trending among people and which is usually disputed
3) Big picture
Meaning: Everything that is involved with a particular situation
4) Back to the drawing board
Meaning: When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.
5) The ball is in your court
Meaning: It is up to you to make the next decision or step
6) Let the chips fall where they may
Meaning: To let something happen, no matter what happens next!
7) Best of both worlds
Meaning: All the advantages
8) Go down the drain
Meaning: Something is wasted or lost
9) Every cloud has a silver shining
Meaning: Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
10) Give the benefit of the doubt
Meaning: Believe someone’s statement, without proof.
11) Make a long story short
Meaning: Come to the point – leave out details
12) Once in a blue moon
Meaning: Happens very rarely
13) Nth hour
Meaning: At the last moment
14) Whole nine yards
Meaning: Everything. All of it.
15) Leave no stone unturned
Meaning: to do everything you can to achieve your goal