Idioms & Phrase (K), Study Notes, Material - DSSSB exam (PRT & TGT)

By Komal|Updated : August 2nd, 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 2022, 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 K

  1. Keep the wolf from the door-भुखमरी से दूर रहना
    Meaning: To have enough money to be able to ward off poverty or hunger.
    Example: They were really very poor, but they had enough to keep the wolf from the door.

  2. Kill two birds with one stone-एक तीर से दो निशाने 
    Meaning: accomplish two different things at the same time
    Example: I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I’ll pick up the groceries also, killing two birds with one stone.

  3. Keep your chin up-मुसीबत में भी मजबूत रहना 
    Meaning: be stalwart and courageous in a tough situation
    Example: Don’t let the difficulties intimidate you; keep your chin up.

  4. Keep fingers crossed-अपने मुताबिक चीज़ें हो जाना 
    Meaning: hope that things will happen in the way you want them to.
    Example: I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my husband clears the written interview this Monday to join British Intelligence Bureau.

  5. Keep at arm’s length- दूरी बनाए रखना 
    Meaning: keep a distance, avoiding intimacy or familiarity.
    Example: He always had the feeling that she was keeping him at arm’s length.

  6. Keep an eye on him- किसी पर नज़र रखना 
    Meaning: You should carefully watch him.
    Example: Carol asked me if I would mind keeping an eye on her houseplants while she was in Cuba.

  7. Keep body and soul together- जीवित रहने के लिए पैसा कमाना 
    Meaning: To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive.
    Example: He earns barely enough to keep body and soul together.

  8. Knee Jerk reaction-अचानक से प्रतिक्रिया करना 
    Meaning: A quick reaction that doesn't allow you time to consider something carefully (It is always disapproving)
    Example: It was a typical knee jerk reaction when he immediately refused the offer which was given to him.

  9. Knock on wood- कुछ बुरी किस्मत से बचने के लिए लकड़ी पर लंगर डालना
    Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
    Example: My car has been running well this year. Knock on wood!

  10. Kick the bucket- मरना 
    Meaning: to die.
    Example: Sad news! He kicked the bucket.
This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams - REETUPTETCTETSuper TETDSSSBKVS, 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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