Dennis Oliver's Idioms: E
an eager beaver: a person who is always willing to
volunteer or do extra work.
"Jan is certainly an eager beaver. Any
time there's work to be done,
she's the first to say she'll help."
Easy does it!: Be very careful! / Don't do anything too
fast or too hard!
A: "I'm going to move the table just a little further
from the window."
B: "Easy does it! If you move too fast, you might knock over
an egghead: a very intelligent person.
"Jake didn't make very good grades in school,
but his sister was a real egghead."
elbow grease: hard work; effort.
"Yes, the car is pretty dirty, but it'll look
nice again with a little elbow grease."
every other _____ : alternately; omitting the second one in
each group of two.
"In your essays, please write on every other
line. That will make the
essays much easier to read."