1. On Cloud nine – when you are extremely happy.
· She is on cloud nine since morning, as she got selected for the job.
· The proud parents were on cloud nine when they heard about their daughter’s achievements.
2. Don’t cry over spilt milk – don’t brood over something that is not in your control.
· You should have checked the answer paper thoroughly before submitting. Now that you have left 2 questions unanswered, don’t cry over spilt milk!
· There is no use crying over spilt milk. You should have thought of the consequences before fighting with him.
3. Cash cow – something that can generate lot of steady income
· The new book is going to be a cash cow.
· The sales division is the cash cow for our company.
4. Ball is in your court – the next decision or step is for you to take
· I have signed the papers. The ball is now in your court.
· I am interested to invest as long as you give me 60% profit share. The ball is in your court now.
5. Best of both the worlds – having all possible benefits from a situation
· Living in a gated villa is like best of both worlds, you get an individual house but there is no need to worry about maintenance.
· I can enjoy best of both worlds if I live in a hostel.
6. To make ends meet – to earn just enough for survival.
· We both work all day to make our ends meet.
· In the beginning, he did odd jobs like door to door newspaper delivery and selling tea to make his ends meet.
7. Spill the beans – to reveal a secret
· Don’t spill the beans about her birthday party yet. Let it be a surprise.
· She spilled the beans about her friends’ past life to her mother.
8. Piece of cake – task that’s very easy
· Convincing her to come for the movie is a piece of cake.
· Launching a rocket is not a piece of cake.
9. Taste of one’s own medicine – when someone receives the same bad treatment as they have given to others
· She duped several people and now she is bankrupt. She got the taste of her own medicine!
· Don’t play around with anyone’s emotions. Someday, god will give you the taste of your own medicine.
10. Blessing in disguise – events that seem bad but turn out to be good later
· My daughter did not get a seat in that college even after trying hard. We realised it was a blessing in disguise, as the government cancelled their license in the same year!
· We missed our flight by minutes. It was a blessing in disguise, as the flight had to make an emergency landing because of some technical issues.
There are many more idioms in English that can help you speak like a native user. Do try to use these in your daily life and let us know how many you could!