15 Idioms on animals - Set 02

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16. Bear market

  • Meaning: A financial market characterized by declining asset prices.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Investors face challenges during a bear market as stock prices fall.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Selling is more prevalent in a bear market compared to a bull market.

17. Beard the lion in his own den

  • Meaning: To confront a powerful adversary on their territory.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He decided to beard the lion in his own den by challenging the CEO.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Facing the issue directly was like bearding the lion in his own den.

18. Beating a dead horse

  • Meaning: To continue discussing a topic that has already been resolved or concluded.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Stop bringing up the past; it's like beating a dead horse.

  • Sentence Usage 2: There's no point in beating a dead horse; let's focus on moving forward.

19. Bee in your bonnet

  • Meaning: An obsessive or irritating idea or concern.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Lately, she has had a bee in her bonnet about starting a new business.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't let that idea become a bee in your bonnet; explore other options.

20. Bee's Knees

  • Meaning: An excellent or outstanding person or thing.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The new technology is the bee's knees; everyone is talking about it.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She considers her latest creation to be the bee's knees of modern art.

21. Beeline for

  • Meaning: To move quickly and directly toward something.

  • Sentence Usage 1: As soon as the door opened, he made a beeline for the exit.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Upon entering the store, she made a beeline for the sales section.

22. Bell the cat

  • Meaning: To undertake a dangerous or challenging task.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Someone needs to bell the cat and address the difficult issues.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's easy to suggest solutions, but who will bell the cat and implement them?

23. Bend someone's ear

  • Meaning: To talk to someone for an extended period, often about one's problems.

  • Sentence Usage 1: If you're feeling down, I'm here to bend your ear and listen.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He bent my ear for hours with stories about his travels.

24. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

  • Meaning: It's better to be a leader in a small or humble situation than a follower in a grand one.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He decided to start his own business, believing it's better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Sometimes, being the head of a dog provides more autonomy than being the tail of a lion.

25. Between you and me and the cat's whiskers

  • Meaning: Sharing a secret or confidential information.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Just between you and me and the cat's whiskers, I heard they're planning a surprise party.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She leaned in and whispered, "Between you and me and the cat's whiskers, he's getting a promotion."

26. Big fish

  • Meaning: An important or influential person.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's considered a big fish in the technology industry.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Meeting with the big fish can open doors for your career.

27. Big fish in a small pond

  • Meaning: A person of importance in a limited or small community.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He enjoyed being a big fish in a small pond until he moved to the city.

  • Sentence Usage 2: In a small company, she was a big fish in a small pond, but in a larger corporation, she had to prove herself again.

28. Bigger fish to fry

  • Meaning: More important matters or issues to deal with.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Sorry, I can't help you right now; I have bigger fish to fry.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Let's focus on the urgent project; we have bigger fish to fry than minor tasks.

29. Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

  • Meaning: It's better to have a small but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Instead of waiting for a higher offer, he accepted the current job offer, believing a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She decided to keep her existing clients; a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

30. Bird's eye view

  • Meaning: A broad or general view of a situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: From the mountaintop, we had a bird's eye view of the entire valley.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Let's step back and get a bird's eye view of the project before diving into details.

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