Daily Life Idioms – An E-book to improve your English speaking skills
Welcome to the world of Idioms. An idiom is a combination of words that have a figurative meaning owing to its common usage. An idiom’s figurative meaning is separate from the literal meaning. There are thousands of idioms and they occur frequently in all languages. There are estimated to be at least twenty-five thousand idiomatic expressions in the English language itself.
Why is it necessary to know these oft quoted idioms?
Often people in colleges/offices use idioms to convey some message – it may be for the sake of fun or for some serious order or request – depends on why and where you are using it. Using idioms show that you have good hold over the English language too. Some examples of using idioms in Office are as follows:
Idiom – on the back burner; meaning – set as a lower priority
Eg. The project was put on the back burner while the company focused on a more immediate problem.
Idiom – small talk; meaning- discussion about light topics such as the weather
Eg. After some small talk, the interview began.
Idiom – call it a day; meaning – to wind up the day, end of work
Eg. It’s already 6 pm. Let’s call it a day.
Idiom: be in the dark; meaning – to be uninformed
Eg. Most of the employees were kept in the dark about the merger until the last minute.
Rescuing you from the sea of idioms
Just like too many cooks spoil the soup, too many idioms leave you totally confused! Here is a comprehensive list of 99 oft quoted idioms used in everyday conversational English, with their meanings.
Idioms are a great way to express yourself that leaves listeners impressed with your knowledge and speaking style. It adds that extra spice and humor while you are doing presentations in your board rooms or just participating in a group discussion in schools or colleges.
This e-book will definitely help you to improve your English speaking skills naturally and easily.
So buy Daily Life Idioms and learn some great phrases to enhance your vocabulary. Age is never a factor when it comes to learning or increasing your knowledge. These phrases can also be great conversation starters.