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1. CAT

1.1. let the cat out of the bag

1.1.1. to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident

1.1.2. When Bill glanced at the door, he let the cat out of the bag. We knew then that he was expecting someone to arrive.

1.2. It's raining cats and dogs!

1.2.1. something that you say when it is raining very heavily I

1.2.2. It's raining cats and dogs out there!


2.1. butterflies in one's stomach

2.1.1. a nervous feeling in one's stomach.

2.1.2. Whenever I have to speak in public, I get butterflies in my stomach.

2.2. gaudy as a butterfly

2.2.1. fancy; colorful.

2.2.2. Marie looked as gaudy as a butterfly in her new dress

3. DOG

3.1. go to the dogs

3.1.1. become less efficient

3.1.2. They sat in the bar the night before the election, moaning that the country was going to the dogs.

3.2. Every dog has its day

3.2.1. Everyone gets a chance eventually.

3.2.2. Don't worry, you'll get chosen for the team. Every dog has its day.

4. DOG

4.1. barking dog never bites

4.1.1. Someone who makes threats all the time seldom carries out the threats.

4.1.2. My boss threatens to fire me at least once a week, but a barking dog never bites.


5.1. donkey work

5.1.1. hard, boring work

5.1.2. Why do I have to do all the donkey work while you get to do the interesting stuff?

5.2. can talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey

5.2.1. if you say that someone can talk the hind leg off a donkey, you mean that they talk a lot

5.2.2. His father could talk the hind leg off a donkey.

6. RAT

6.1. smell a rat

6.1.1. to suspect that something is wrong; to sense that someone has caused something wrong.

6.1.2. I don't think this was an accident. I smell a rat.

6.2. rug rat

6.2.1. a small child, especially an infant or toddler.

6.2.2. You got any rug rats at your house? Hey, you cute little rug rat, come over here.

7. BEE


7.1.1. I got a bee in my bonnet about swimming. I just wanted to go swimming all the time.

7.2. be as busy as a bee

7.2.1. She's as busy as a bee, always going to meetings and organizing parties.


7.4. To be very busy or very active


8.1. bull in a china shop

8.1.1. I never know what to say at a funeral. I feel like a bull in a china shop, trampling on feelings without even meaning to.

8.2. a very clumsy creature in a delicate situation.

8.3. take the bull by the horns

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9.1. cook someone's goose

9.1.1. to damage or ruin someone.

9.1.2. Sally cooked Bob's goose for treating her the way he did.

9.2. can't say boo to a goose

9.2.1. shy and not talkative.

9.2.2. I was surprised to see Joe so talkative at the party. Usually he can't say boo to a goose


10.1. Hold your horses!

10.1.1. Wait!

10.1.2. Tom: Let's go! Let's go! Mary: Hold your horses

10.2. from the horse's mouth

10.2.1. From an authoritative or dependable source.

10.2.2. I know it's true! I heard it straight from the horse's mouth!

11. LARK

11.1. happy as a lark

11.1.1. contented; very happy.

11.1.2. Matthew was happy as a lark throughout his whole vacation.

11.2. for a lark and on a lark

11.2.1. for a joke; as something done for fun.

11.2.2. For a lark, I wore a clown's wig to school.