Idioms & Phrase (I & J), Study Notes, Material – DSSSB Exam (PRT & TGT)

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Updated on: September 13th, 2023

In this article, we should read related to the Idioms & Phrases Important for the DSSSB.

Idioms & Phrases is an important part of the English section for DSSSB, KVS, MPTET, CTET 2021, and other teaching exams. We can expect at least 2 to 3 questions from the topic of Idioms & Phrase. 

List of Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with I & J

1. In a trice- बिना रूकावट के
Meaning: Without causing any delays.
Example: I will be there in a trice, stop calling me so often.

2. In a tight corner- कठिन स्थिति में होना 
Meaning: to be in a difficult situation
Example: She had been in tight corners before and had always managed to get out of them.

3. In deep water- मुसीबत में होना 
Meaning: in difficulty, is a problem.
Example: I’m going to be in deep water if my boss refuses to approve the project done by me after the hard work of a week.

4. In a nutshell-बहुत संक्षेप में बताना 
Meaning: to state something very concisely
Example: The explanation is long and involved, but let me put it in a nutshell for you. To put it in a nutshell: you are fired!

5. In the dark- धोखे में रखना
Meaning: uninformed, a state of ignorance.
Example: We’re still in the dark about the company’s layoff policy.

6. In cold blood-योजनाबद्ध तरीके से
Meaning: in a planned way and without pity or other emotion.
Example: One young lady was shot dead in cold blood inside the premises of the shopping complex.

7. In the blink of an eye- एक क्षण में
Meaning: in an instant.
ExampleIn the blink of an eye the robber disappeared from the bank with the bag of gold jewellery.

8. In black and white- कागज़ पर लिखित में
Meaning: formally, on paper and in writing.
Example: He asked his old mother not to worry as the terms of the hand agreement was spelt out in black and white.

9. In the good books- किसी की सहमति में 
Meaning: Be in somebody’s favour or good opinion.
Example: The fact that he always managed to be in the good books of the bosses surprised one and all.

10. Jump the gun- बिना सोचे समझे जल्दी से एक्शन लेना
Meaning: Do something too early, especially without thinking
Use: The media jumped the gun and gave out their verdict of the scandal even before the investigation was complete.

11. Jack of all trades- हर फील्ड में निपुण
Meaning: Somebody who has many skills or who is versatile in every field.
Use: Sandeep is the jack of all trades as he can teach, sung and do many different jobs at a time.

12. Jump to the conclusion- निष्कर्ष पर पहुँच जाना 
Meaning: Form an opinion or judgment hastily.
Use: Wait till we get the report; don’t jump to a conclusion.

13. Jam on the brakes- अचानक और जोर से ब्रेक दबा देना 
Meaning: To press the brakes suddenly and in a hard way.
Use: I had to jam on the brakes because a kid suddenly appeared from nowhere and crossed the road.

14. John Hancock- किसी आदमी के हस्ताक्षर
Meaning: A person’s signature.
Use: Put your John Hancock at the bottom of the will.

15. Jump the lights- सिगनल तोडना
Meaning: Pass traffic lights, when they are red.
Use: Don’t jump the lights as it may be fatal for you.

16. Justice is blind- अँधा कानून  
Meaning: This expression means that justice is impartial and objective.
Use: No matter who you are, you must respect the law. Justice is blind!

17. Jangle someone’s nerves- किसी को नर्वस कर देना 
Meaning: Annoy someone or make them nervous.
Use: The noise of the dog jangled my nerves.

18. Jump for joy- बहुत जादा खुश होना 
Meaning: To be extremely happy
Use: The blood tests so far show my mother doesn’t have cancer, but it’s still too early to jump for joy because she has to have more tests. 

This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams – REETUPTETCTETSuper TETDSSSBKVS etc.

You may refer to the following books:

Serial No. Book Name Author Name
1. IDIOMS and PHRASES Anglo Roshan Tolani
2. Popular English Idioms and Phrases: English Idiomatic Expressions Manik Joshi
 3. Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs with Hindi Meanings & Usage H S Bhatia and P S Bhatia



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