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IDIOMS RELATED TO ANIMALS

1. Cat nap: A short sleep taken during the day. For example: I had a cat nap during the afternoon.

2. Donkey’s years: A very long time. For example: I talked to my friend for a long time because I hadn’t seen her in donkey’s years.

3. Play cat and mouse with someone: Tease or fool someone. For example: He is playing a cat and mouse with his sister about her lost concert ticket.

4. Smell a rat: Be suspicious, feel that something is wrong. For example: I smell a rat. There’s something wrong with them. 

5. Talk until the cows come home: Talk for a long time. For example: We can talk until the cows come home this weekend at the lake.

6. Turn tail: Run away from trouble or danger. For example: We decided to turn tail and leave the restaurant before there was a fight.

7. Live high on the hog: Have the best of everything. For example: He has been living high on the hog since he moved to NY.

8. Go ape: Become highly excited or angry. For example: He will go ape if he sees that you have not finished the work.

9. Eager beaver: A person who is always eager to do something extra. Example: She is a real eager beaver, she will do it very well.

10. Cat get one’s tongue: Can’t speak because of shyness. For example: The cat must have got her tongue when she met him for the first time.

July 23, 2012 - Posted by | Idiom

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