‘To cut corners’ Idiom Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi translation with picture dictionary
To cut corners
(idiom) to takeshortcuts; to savemoney or effort by findingcheaper or easierways to do something
‘To cut corners’ Origin
“It’s a metaphor from driving – not necessarily motor driving, because it also applies to horse-drawn carriages. When you come to a sharp turn in the road, instead of going all the way to the corner and then turning, you can go diagonally across, and “cut the corner off”. This saves time, but entails a risk of clipping the kerb and overturning, or being involved in a pile-up with another vehicle. Thus “to cut corners” means to discard normal safe practice in order to get fast results.”
‘To cut corners’ in a sentence (word usage in newspaper)
Barclays boss: Bonuses just make bankers ‘cut corners‘
Indian Motorcycles is serious about its cruiser motorcycles and it is evident in the way they don’t cut any corners when making one.
The contractor then tries to cut corners by sacrificing on quality, reducing manpower and using inferior quality cleaning agents.
Consumers, businesses and governments all intersect with the industry and few are prepared to cut corners.
Cut Corners – Vocabulary Builder 2 – ESL British English
‘Sit on the fence’ Idiom Meme – English to Hindi translation with picture dictionary
Sit on the fence
(idiom) avoid making a decision or choice
Sit on the fence Origin
During the American revolutionary war, a prominent person from New Jersey, Judge Imlay, could not decide which side to support – the Revolutionaries or the Loyalists. When asked for an opinion, it was stated that until Judge Imlay knew which was the strongest group, he would stay on the fence
Sit on the fence in a sentence (idiom usage in newspaper)
I have been sitting on the fence a long time, perfectly positioned between staying with her and leaving. How do get off the fence and decide?
A lot of people really don’t like others being opinionated, they would rather you sit on the fence instead of having a strong opinion.
Given the painful way we achieved Independence, it is shameful to sit on the fence.
I’m not saying one should sit on the fence, or reserve any point of view.
‘kill two birds with one stone’ idiom Meme Dictionary – English Hindi translation with Picture
Kill two birds with one stone
(idiom) achieve two aims at once
“Kill two birds with one stone” meaning in Hindi
एक पंथ दो काज
“Kill two birds with one stone” Origin
In the Greek Mythology tale of Daedalus and Icarus. Daedalus is held captive by King Minos on Crete in a high tower. All he is able to see are high walls around him and large birds overhead awaiting his and his son, Icarus’ demise. Daedalus devises a plan to throw stones at the birds in the hope of fashioning artificial wings to enable the pair to fly home. He finds, with his stone through a clever throwing motion, that he is able to strike one bird with the ricochet hitting a second bird, thus killing two birds with one stone.
“Kill two birds with one stone” in a sentence
Presidential candidate Manuel Roxas II can “kill” two birds with one stone.
Raise VAT, kill two birds with one stone.
Voters can kill two birds with one stone by voting yes on Issue 2.
Real Madrid will hope to kill two birds with one stone when they pay a visit to Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Cloud-based investments, in that sense, kill two birds with one stone.