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IDIOMS by Mind Map: IDIOMS
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IDIOMS

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BUTTERFLY

butterflies in one's stomach

a nervous feeling in one's stomach.

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

gaudy as a butterfly

fancy; colorful.

Marie looked as gaudy as a butterfly in her new dress

BEE

HAVE A BEE IN ONE´S BONNET

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

be as busy as a bee

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

tO BE OBSSESED, MAD WITH SOMETHING

To be very busy or very active

BULL

bull in a china shop

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.

a very clumsy creature in a delicate situation.

take the bull by the horns

to confront a problem head-on and deal with it openly., Lista de Pendientes Personales, Planeación de Vacaciones, Minutas de Reunion, Plan de Proyectos, Más...

It's time to take the bull by the horns and get this job done., Modo Offline, Herramientas Geistesblitz, Email y SMS, Compare las Ediciones, Nuevo nodo

CAT

let the cat out of the bag

to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident

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

It's raining cats and dogs!

something that you say when it is raining very heavily I

It's raining cats and dogs out there!

DOG

go to the dogs

become less efficient

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

Every dog has its day

Everyone gets a chance eventually.

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

DOG

barking dog never bites

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

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

DONKEY

donkey work

hard, boring work

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

can talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey

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

His father could talk the hind leg off a donkey.

GOOSE

cook someone's goose

to damage or ruin someone.

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

can't say boo to a goose

shy and not talkative.

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

HORSE

Hold your horses!

Wait!

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

from the horse's mouth

From an authoritative or dependable source.

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

RAT

smell a rat

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

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

rug rat

a small child, especially an infant or toddler.

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

LARK

happy as a lark

contented; very happy.

Matthew was happy as a lark throughout his whole vacation.

for a lark and on a lark

for a joke; as something done for fun.

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