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2015年2月25日(水)

【Idioms: Part 3】

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(Contributed by Crystal)
 
Fish out of water – Being somewhere you don’t belong
Example: When I traveled to California for vacation, I felt like a fish out of water.
 
Kettle of fish – Something is completely different
 
Get off your high horse – Quit thinking you are better than others
 
Hold your horses – Wait a minute
Example: Don’t leave yet; I want to go with you so just hold your horses!
 
Horse of a different color – Something that is different
 
Let the cat out of the bag – Tell a secret
Example: Her birthday party is going to be a surprise, so please don’t let the cat out of the bag!
 
Curiosity killed the cat – Asking may get you in trouble
 
Cat got your tongue? – Why aren’t you talking?
Example: You are so quiet today; What’s the matter; cat got your tongue?
 
Raining cats and dogs – It is raining very hard
 
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – It’s harder for older people to learn new things
 
Hot dog – A person doing athletic stunts that are dangerous
 
Doggy bag – A bag to take home leftovers from a restaurant
 
A little birdie told me – Someone told me a secret
 
Bee in her bonnet – She is upset
 
Goose is cooked – Now you’re in trouble
 
For the birds – Something that is not worth anything
 
Birdbrain – Someone who is not very smart
 
But a bug in his ear – Make a suggestion
 
A bull in a china shop – someone who is very clumsy
 
Pig out – To eat a lot
 
Wolf in sheep’s clothing – A person who pretends to be nice but is not
 
Cry crocodile tears – To pretend to be upset
 
The idioms selected for this Blog were retrieved from the following website:
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/idioms-for-kids.html

 
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