Idioms & Phrase (E), Study Notes, Material - DSSSB exam

By Komal|Updated : June 27th, 2022

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 E

  1. Every Dog has his day
    Meaning: Sooner or later, everyone has his share of good fortune
    Example: You may become successful in your business someday. Every dog has its day.

  2. Early bird 
     A person who gets up early or arrives early for something.
    Example: My brother is an early bird and gets up very early every morning.

  3. Egg on
    Meaning: to urge or push someone to do something.
    Example: The boy is always egging his friend on to do stupid things.

  4. Eye of the storm
    Meaning: The centre of a problem
    Example: The politician was in the eye of the storm because of the accounting scandal.

  5. Excuse (someone)
    Meaning: to forgive someone
    Example: We excused the man for his rude comments because he did not know any better.

  6. Eagle eye
    Meaning: Quick to discover ( Unusually keen sight)
    Example: A good student has an eagle eye for his errors.

  7. Empty vessels make the most noise
    Meaning: Those who know or have little knowledge often shout the loudest
    Example: Ram tells as if he's an expert on everything, but empty vessels make the most noise.

  8. Earn one's keep
    Meaning: To perform satisfactory physical labour or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.

  9. Easy as Pie
    Extremely easy, simple, or intuitive; requiring very little skill or effort
    Example: After so many years as an accountant, doing taxes is as easy as pie for me.

  10. Elbow grease
    hard physical work, especially vigorous polishing or cleaning/Energetic labour.
    Example: It requires to put a lot of elbow grease to shift from one place to another.

  11. Ended in smoke
    : No concrete or positive result/Came to nothing
    Example: All her plans for the trip to the hill station ended in smoke as she got ill at that time.

  12. Eye to eye (with someone)
    to agree with someone, or to have the same opinion as them
    Example: I don’t see eye to eye with my father on many things.


This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams - REET, UPTET, CTET, Online Classroom Program TET, DSSSB, KVS etc.

Suggested Read Books:

Serial No.Book NameAuthor Name
1.IDIOMS and PHRASES AngloRoshan Tolani
2.Popular English Idioms and Phrases: English Idiomatic ExpressionsManik Joshi
 3.Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs with Hindi Meanings & UsageH S Bhatia and P S Bhatia


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  • The weightage of Idioms & Phrases in the DSSSB exam- 3 to 4 marks.

  • The level of Idioms & Phrases Questions asked in the DSSSB exam is of moderate level.

  • The weightage of the English Section in the DSSSB exam is 20 marks.

  • Yes, negative marking involves in the DSSSB exam (0.25 marks)

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