Idioms beginning with E

elephant in the room

Meaning: a difficult, controversial, or obvious problem that no one wants to talk about or mention because the subject is problematic, uncomfortable, or awkward

Example: When Geoff arrived at the meeting yesterday, he had a huge black eye. He gave us no explanation, and nobody dared ask him about it. So we sat there for the whole morning with this elephant in the room. Read on

eye candy

Meaning: attractive visually but uninteresting in other ways

Example: The company website was pure eye candy because it looks good, but nothing is interesting when you dig deeper. Read on

easy peasy

Meaning: very straightforward

Example: Just copy what I do. It's easy peasy. Read on

end up

Meaning: reach a particular place or condition

Example: They ate so much that they ended up feeling ill for the rest of the day. Read on

easy does it

Meaning: used to tell someone to go ahead with something with slowly, and carefully

Example: Sandra: I asked him for a simple drawing! To be honest, I am so angry right now. Andrew: Easy does it, Sandra. We will make sure he refunds the money. Read on

Easter egg

Meaning: a decorated or dyed egg usually given to children at Easter

Example: While scrolling down the menu of Grand Theft Auto V, I happened upon an Easter egg. Read on

Elvis has left the building

Meaning: the show is ended and go home now

Example: I think we delayed coming - Elvis has left the building. Read on

earworm

Meaning: a situation when a song that comes to your mind again and again

Example: This new PitBull song is a real earworm. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since last week. Read on

eat crow

Meaning: being proven wrong after taking a strong stand

Example: No that my brother has proved that I was wrong I will have to eat crow. Read on

eat words

Meaning: to take back what was said

Example: I can't believe that he didn't trust that we could win. He will have to eat his words. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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