IDIOMS WITH ANIMALS

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IDIOMS WITH ANIMALS by Mind Map: IDIOMS WITH ANIMALS

1. DONKEY

1.1. DO THE DONKEY WORK

1.1.1. The hard work.

1.1.1.1. EX: Tom´s report is excellent, but remember that it was assistant who did the donkey work, compiling facts and figures from miles of computer print - out.

2. WHALE

2.1. A WHALE TIME

2.1.1. Really enjoy yourself

2.1.1.1. EX: The children are having a whale of time.

3. CAT

3.1. NOT STAND A CAT IN HELL´S CHANCE

3.1.1. To have no chance of achieving something.

3.1.1.1. EX: Do you think Rod will get the job that he applied for?. No, in my opinion he does not stand a cat in hell´s chance.

3.2. LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG

3.2.1. To reveal a secret or surprised by accident.

3.2.1.1. EX: How did you find out abput the party? Well, it was Jeff who let the cat out of the bag.

3.3. CAT AND DOGS: RAINING CATS AND DOGS

3.3.1. Raining in great amounts.

3.3.1.1. EX: It is raining cats and dogs.

3.4. CAT NAP

3.4.1. If you have a short sleep during the day you are cat napping.

3.4.1.1. EX: She´s having a cat nap.

4. DOG

4.1. GO TO THE DOG

4.1.1. Less succesful than it was in the past.

4.1.1.1. EX: What a pity to let such a lovely old house go to the dogs like that.

4.2. BARKING DOGS SELDOM BITE

4.2.1. People who make big threats never usually carry them out.

4.2.1.1. EX: Old Mr. Fletcher is always complaining about the children making a noise and kicking theri football into his garden. He is threatened to call the police, but i am shure he will not. Barking dogs seldom bite.

5. SNAIL

5.1. AT A SNAILS PACE

5.1.1. Very slowly.

5.1.1.1. EX: The traffic´s going at a snails pace.

6. COCODRILE

6.1. COCODRILE TEARS

6.1.1. Crying to much.

6.1.1.1. EX: She´s crying cocodrile tears.

7. BEAST

7.1. EATING AS A BEAST

7.1.1. Eat in a non apropiate way.

7.1.1.1. EX: Johnny is eating as a beast of himself again.

8. LARK

8.1. BE UP WTH THE LARK

8.1.1. Awake and out of your bed early in the morning.

8.1.1.1. EX: Every morning he is upping with the lark.

9. INSECTS

9.1. HAVE A BEEIN ONES BONNET

9.1.1. Have an idea that continually occupies ones thougths.

9.1.1.1. EX: He has a bee in his bonnet abouyt living to be a hundred, and he won´t eat anything that contains animal fat.

9.2. HAVE BUTTERFLIES IN ONE´S STOMACH

9.2.1. To be very nervous about something.

9.2.1.1. EX: I always have butterfiles in my stomach before an exam.

10. RAT

10.1. To suspect that something is wrong.

10.1.1. EX: I´m surprised that Greg didn´t sense that something was wrong. In his posistion, I think I would have smelled a rat.

11. HOLD ONE´S HORSES (HORSE)

11.1. To retrain oneself

11.1.1. EX: Will you let me drive your new car? Hold your horses.