Idioms with animals

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Idioms with animals by Mind Map: Idioms with animals

1. whale


1.1.1. We had a whale of a time at Sally's birthday party. Enjoy your vacation! I hope you have a whale of a time.

1.1.2. If you have a whale of a time, you really enjoy yourself.


1.2.1. Once a whale is on a beach, it cannot get back into the easily, so if you are completely stuck somewhere and can't get away, you are stranded like a beached whale.

1.2.2. Oh the trafic is terrible today i think that we like a beached whale¡

2. Monkey

2.1. Monkey see, monkey do

2.1.1. This idiom means that children will learn their behaviour by copying what they see happening around them. I don't let my children watch TV programs that show kids being disrespectful to their elders. I know what would happen if I did: monkey see, monkey do. monkey suit

2.2. Make a monkey of someone

2.2.1. to make someone look foolish do John made a monkey out of himself while trying to make a fool out of Jim. John made a fool out of himself at the party. Are you trying to make a monkey out of me?

3. Cat

3.1. herding cats

3.1.1. If you have to try to co-ordinate a very difficult situation, where people want to do very different things, you are herding cats. Nuevo nodo

3.2. raining cats

3.2.1. When it is raining cats and dogs, it is raining very heavily. Nuevo nodo

4. Horse

4.1. If someone tells you to hold your horses, you are doing something too fast and they would like you to slow down.

4.1.1. "Hold your horses, you haven't thought about this yet."