15 Idioms on animals - Set 12

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166. Eagle eyes

  • Meaning: Sharp and keen eyesight.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She has eagle eyes and can spot even the smallest details from a distance.

  • Sentence Usage 2: With eagle eyes, the detective quickly noticed the clue that others had missed.

167. Early bird catches the worm

  • Meaning: Being early or prompt in your actions can lead to success or opportunities.

  • Sentence Usage 1: John always arrives at the office early; he believes that the early bird catches the worm.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The saying "early bird catches the worm" encourages people to start their day ahead of others for better results.

168. Eat crow

  • Meaning: To admit that one was wrong or to acknowledge a mistake and apologize.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After boasting about his predictions, he had to eat crow when all of them turned out to be incorrect.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It takes humility to eat crow and apologize when you realize you were mistaken.

169. Eat like a bird

  • Meaning: To eat very little; having a small appetite.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Mary eats like a bird; she never finishes a full meal.

  • Sentence Usage 2: After being sick, he started to eat like a bird and could only manage small portions.

170. Eat like a horse

  • Meaning: To eat a lot; having a hearty appetite.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Growing teenagers often eat like horses because of their rapid growth.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Despite her small stature, she can eat like a horse when she's hungry.

171. Eat like a pig

  • Meaning: To eat in a messy or greedy manner.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The children tend to eat like pigs, leaving a mess on the table.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't eat like a pig; use your manners at the dinner table.

172. Elephant in the room

  • Meaning: A big and obvious problem that everyone is ignoring or avoiding discussing.

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

  • Sentence Usage 2: We need to address the elephant in the room and find a solution to the issue.

173. Enough to cobble dogs with

  • Meaning: More than enough; excess or surplus.

  • Sentence Usage 1: We have apples in the orchard enough to cobble dogs with this year.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The restaurant served portions enough to cobble dogs with; nobody left hungry.

174. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while

  • Meaning: Even someone who is often wrong or unsuccessful can occasionally be right or successful.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Though he's not the best analyst, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't underestimate him; even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while, and he might come up with a good idea.

175. Even the dogs in the street know

  • Meaning: A piece of information that is widely known or obvious to everyone.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Even the dogs in the street know that the company is facing financial difficulties.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's so obvious; even the dogs in the street know that they are in a relationship.

176. Every ass likes to hear himself bray

  • Meaning: A person who enjoys talking about themselves or their opinions, even when others find it annoying.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Mark can't resist talking about his achievements; every ass likes to hear himself bray.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Be careful when discussing the topic; John is known for being like every ass who likes to hear himself bray.

177. Every dog has its day

  • Meaning: Everyone will have a moment of success or glory at some point in their life.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I may not be successful now, but every dog has its day.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Keep working hard; remember that every dog has its day, and yours will come.

178. Fat cat

  • Meaning: A wealthy and influential person, especially one who is involved in politics or business.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The fat cats in the industry are making decisions that benefit themselves rather than the workers.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The CEO is considered a fat cat, living a luxurious life while many employees struggle.

179. Feather your own nest

  • Meaning: To take advantage of a situation for personal gain, especially financially.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The corrupt official used his position to feather his own nest and accumulate wealth.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't try to feather your own nest by exploiting others; it will lead to negative consequences.

180. Feathers fly

  • Meaning: A situation becomes chaotic or there is a heated argument.

  • Sentence Usage 1: As soon as the controversial topic was brought up, feathers started to fly in the meeting.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Political discussions often lead to feathers flying, as people have strong opinions.

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