15 Idioms on animals - Set 08

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106. Donkey's years

  • Meaning: A very long time; many years.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He hadn't visited his hometown in donkey's years; it had been too long.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The tradition had been upheld for donkey's years, passed down through generations.

107. Drink like a fish

  • Meaning: Consume alcohol heavily and frequently.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In college, he used to drink like a fish at parties every weekend.

  • Sentence Usage 2: After a stressful week, he decided to relax and drink like a fish at the bar.

108. Drop like flies

  • Meaning: Perish or fall rapidly and in large numbers.

  • Sentence Usage 1: During the epidemic, people seemed to drop like flies due to the contagious illness.

  • Sentence Usage 2: In the intense heat, the plants in the garden began to drop like flies.

109. Drunker than a peach orchard boar

  • Meaning: Extremely drunk.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the celebration, he stumbled out of the bar, drunker than a peach orchard boar.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She laughed uncontrollably at the party, having become drunker than a peach orchard boar.

110. Duck to water

  • Meaning: Adapt quickly and naturally to a new activity or environment.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Despite initial hesitation, he took to the new job like a duck to water.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She feared swimming but found herself taking to it like a duck to water during her first lesson.

111. Ducks in a row

  • Meaning: Having everything well-organized and in order.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Before the presentation, he made sure to have all his ducks in a row, including the slides and handouts.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Successful event planning requires getting all your ducks in a row well in advance.

112. Eager beaver

  • Meaning: An enthusiastic and hardworking person, sometimes excessively so.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's always the first to arrive at work, truly an eager beaver.

  • Sentence Usage 2: While her enthusiasm was commendable, she risked being seen as an eager beaver by her colleagues.

113. Eagle eyes

  • Meaning: Extremely keen and observant eyesight.

  • Sentence Usage 1: With eagle eyes, she spotted the small details that others might have missed.

  • Sentence Usage 2: As a detective, his eagle eyes were crucial in solving intricate cases.

114. Early bird catches the worm

  • Meaning: Being proactive or arriving early gives one an advantage.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The early bird catches the worm, and he wanted to secure the best seats at the concert.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Successful entrepreneurs often believe in the saying that the early bird catches the worm.

115. Eat crow

  • Meaning: Admitting a mistake or humiliation by apologizing or acknowledging an error.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the false accusation, he had to eat crow and apologize publicly.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Pride kept her from eating crow for a while, but eventually, she admitted her error.

116. Eat like a bird

  • Meaning: Consume very little food; have a small appetite.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She eats like a bird, often choosing salads and light meals.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Despite his active lifestyle, he tends to eat like a bird, preferring smaller portions.

117. Eat like a horse

  • Meaning: Consume a large quantity of food; have a hearty appetite.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the intense workout, he could eat like a horse and not feel full.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Growing teenagers often seem to eat like horses due to their increased nutritional needs.

118. Eat like a pig

  • Meaning: Consume food messily, with poor table manners.

  • Sentence Usage 1: During the camping trip, they had no choice but to eat like pigs without proper utensils.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Despite his refined upbringing, he tends to eat like a pig when he's alone.

119. Elephant in the room

  • Meaning: An obvious, significant problem or issue that everyone avoids discussing.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The financial crisis was the elephant in the room during the board meeting.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Ignoring the elephant in the room won't make the problem disappear; it needs addressing.

120. Enough to cobble dogs with

  • Meaning: More than enough; an excessive quantity.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the harvest, there was enough to cobble dogs with, and they shared the surplus with neighbors.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The successful fundraiser yielded enough to cobble dogs with, providing ample funds for the charity.

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