Phrases form an essential element of any language. They add meaning,
power and crispness to our usual conversations, writings and
expressions. There are multitude of idioms, phrases and proverbs and
we do not hesitate to use them to enhance the beauty of the language.
Idioms & phrases do have an ornamental value but more than that,
they are tools which can be used to get the desired impact.
usually comprise of few words but they have a deep meaning. So, when
one is at a dearth for words, idioms can easily come to the rescue.
Thus, it helps us to be more expressive.
is a flipside to it as well. In our eagerness and enthusiasm to
impress others, we normally do not spend any time in understanding
the meaning of the phrase. It is very crucial to do this because
using an idiom inappropriately can entirely change the meaning or
twist the truth.
will add value and power to our expressions, only if we use them
correctly and efficiently.
some idioms & phrases to highlight these points:-
around the bush :- Not speaking directly about the issue
cats and dogs :- A very loud and noisy rain storm
me your ear :- To politely ask for someone's full attention
over spilt milk :- When you complain about a loss from the past