Idioms beginning with E

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

end of the day

Meaning: to look at all the possibilities and then to make a final decision

Example: At the end of the day, I have decided that law school would be the best path for me. Read on

eager beaver

Meaning: someone who is very eager to perform tasks and is always offering to do more

Example: Don’t be such an eager beaver, we have plenty of time to complete the task. Read on

eat like a horse

Meaning: to eat a lot

Example: He eats like a horse - there's never enough left for everyone else once he's been at the buffet. Read on

within earshot

Meaning: to be close by

Example: to be close by Read on

every nook and cranny

Meaning: to look for something everywhere

Example: The lawyers searched every nook and cranny to find more evidence but alas, there was none. Read on

everything but the kitchen sink

Meaning: almost everything that one can think of

Example: When he moved out of the house, he took along everything but the kitchen sink. Read on

end of story

Meaning: there is  nothing more to add to the matter under discussion

Example: I did not invite her because I did not want her to come to my party. End of story. Read on

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high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

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