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

By Komal|Updated : August 23rd, 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 on the topic of Idioms & phrases. 

 List of Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with N

1.No spring chicken-जो अब जवान ना रहा हो 
Meaning: Who is no longer young?
Use: Although Sachin Tendulkar is no spring chicken, he runs fast between the wickets.

2. Not hold water- जो सच ना हो 
Meaning: Not true or relevant
Use: Her reasons for her absence yesterday didn't hold water.

3. Nothing to sneeze at-स्वीकार्य
Meaning: Not bad, Acceptable
Use: Their music may not be worthy of radio time, but it's nothing to sneeze at.

4.No love lost- नफरत की भावना 
Meaning: A feeling of hatred or dislike
Use: There is no love lost between the two neighbours.

5.Night owl- जो रात भर सक्रिय रहे
Meaning: Someone who is vigilant late at night
Use: When the exam started ram become a night owl.

6. Not give a damn-बिल्कुल परवाह नहीं
Meaning: No care at all.
Use: Most industrial houses don’t give a damn about the environment.

7. Null and Void- अमान्य
Meaning: Not effective
Use: Her speech in the seminar is null and void.

8. Neck and Crop- पूरी तरह 
Meaning: Completely
Use: Mob destroyed the monument neck and crop.

9. Nuts and Bolts- जरुरी
Meaning: Essential and important
Use: Governor is the nuts and bolts of a state government.

10.Not my cup of tea-मैरे बसकी बात नही हैं
Meaning: Dislike, not interested
Use: Cricket is not my cup of tea.

11.Nitty-gritty- बुनियादी तथ्य
Meaning: The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation
Use: I am unable to understand the nitty-gritty of everyday politics.

12.Nip in the bud-शुरुवात में ही मुसीबत को ख़त्म कर देना 
Meaning: End a problem in starting
Use: Many serious illnesses can be nipped in the bud if they are detected early enough.


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

 Suggested Read Books:

Serial No.Book NameAuthor Name
1.IDIOMS and PHRASES AngloRoshan Tolani
2.Improve Your Idioms & PhrasesRam Avadh Prajapati


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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 are 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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