15 Idioms on animals - Set 03

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31. Bird-brain

  • Meaning: A person perceived as unintelligent or foolish.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't listen to him; he's a bit of a bird-brain when it comes to making decisions.

  • Sentence Usage 2: You forgot your keys again? Sometimes, you can be such a bird-brain!

32. Bird-dog

  • Meaning: To watch or follow someone closely.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The detective was hired to bird-dog the suspect and gather information.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Journalists often bird-dog celebrities to capture exclusive moments.

33. Birds and the bees

  • Meaning: A euphemistic way to refer to the facts of life, especially sex education.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When children start asking questions about the birds and the bees, it's time for a frank conversation.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Parents often struggle with how to explain the birds and the bees to their curious teenagers.

34. Birds of a feather flock together

  • Meaning: Similar people tend to associate with one another.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's no surprise they became friends; birds of a feather flock together.

  • Sentence Usage 2: In a competitive industry, professionals often find that birds of a feather flock together.

35. Blind as a bat

  • Meaning: Completely or extremely blind; unable to see well.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Without his glasses, he's as blind as a bat and can't read anything.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The room was so dark that I felt blind as a bat, unable to see anything.

36. Break the back of the beast

  • Meaning: To complete the most challenging or significant part of a task.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Once we break the back of the project, the rest should be more manageable.

  • Sentence Usage 2: They worked tirelessly to break the back of the assignment before the deadline.

37. Bull in a China shop

  • Meaning: A clumsy or careless person who causes damage.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't let him handle delicate items; he's like a bull in a China shop.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The new employee was a bit of a bull in a China shop during his first week.

38. Bull market

  • Meaning: A financial market characterized by rising prices and optimism.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Investors enjoy the benefits of a bull market with increasing profits.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The recent surge in stock prices indicates a bull market.

39. Bull session

  • Meaning: An informal and lengthy conversation or discussion.

  • Sentence Usage 1: We had a bull session at the coffee shop, discussing various topics.

  • Sentence Usage 2: After work, the colleagues often engage in a bull session at the local pub.

40. Bull-headed

  • Meaning: Stubborn, obstinate, or determined to have one's own way.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His bull-headed approach led to conflicts with his teammates.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She's too bull-headed to consider alternative solutions.

41. Busy as a beaver

  • Meaning: Very industrious, hardworking, and busy.

  • Sentence Usage 1: During the holiday season, she's as busy as a beaver preparing gifts.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The team was busy as a beaver to meet the project deadline.

42. Busy as a bee

  • Meaning: Extremely busy, industrious, or active.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I've been as busy as a bee organizing the event.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The office is busy as a bee with the year-end tasks.

43. Butterflies in your stomach

  • Meaning: Feeling nervous or anxious, especially before a significant event.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Before the performance, she had butterflies in her stomach.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Job interviews always give me butterflies in my stomach.

44. By a whisker

  • Meaning: Very close; a narrow margin of difference.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The athlete won the race by a whisker.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Our team secured victory by a whisker in the final moments.

45. Calf lick

  • Meaning: A tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest.

  • Sentence Usage 1: No matter how much I comb, this calf lick refuses to stay down.

  • Sentence Usage 2: His hairstyle looks unique due to a noticeable calf lick.

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