15 Idioms on animals - Set 13

Posted by Olympiad Tester on

181. Fight like Kilkenny cats

  • Meaning: To fight fiercely, to the point of mutual destruction.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The two rival companies fought like Kilkenny cats, each trying to outdo the other.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The siblings were known to fight like Kilkenny cats, but they always made up afterward.

182. Fine as frog's hair

  • Meaning: Extremely fine or delicate; used to describe something rare or hard to find.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The fabric of the dress was fine as frog's hair, making it very elegant.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Locating a solution to the complex problem was as fine as frog's hair.

183. Fish or cut bait

  • Meaning: Make a decision or take action; stop procrastinating.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The manager told the team it was time to fish or cut bait and finalize the project plan.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Instead of delaying the decision, it's time for us to fish or cut bait and move forward.

184. Fish out of water

  • Meaning: Someone who feels uncomfortable or out of place in a particular situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: At the formal event, the comedian felt like a fish out of water among all the serious guests.

  • Sentence Usage 2: As an introvert, attending large social gatherings makes me feel like a fish out of water.

185. Fishy

  • Meaning: Suspicious or questionable; not quite right.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The sudden change in his behavior seemed fishy; I suspect something is wrong.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The financial transactions appeared fishy, leading to an investigation.

186. Fit as a butcher's dog

  • Meaning: In excellent health and physical condition.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After regular exercise and a balanced diet, she became as fit as a butcher's dog.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The athlete maintained a training regimen to stay fit as a butcher's dog.

187. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth

  • Meaning: Showy or ostentatious in a way that is unconvincing or overdone.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His attempt to impress others with his flashy clothes was as convincing as a rat with a gold tooth.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The car was flashy but had mechanical issues; it was like a rat with a gold tooth.

188. Flat out like a lizard drinking

  • Meaning: Extremely busy or working at full speed.

  • Sentence Usage 1: During the holiday season, the store employees are flat out like a lizard drinking.

  • Sentence Usage 2: With multiple deadlines approaching, the team is working flat out like a lizard drinking.

189. Flip someone the bird

  • Meaning: Make an obscene or rude gesture with the middle finger.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The aggressive driver cut me off and then flipped me the bird.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He got angry and decided to flip his opponent the bird as a sign of disrespect.

190. Flogging a dead horse

  • Meaning: Persistently pursuing a goal or endeavor that is no longer viable.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Trying to revive the old software is like flogging a dead horse; it's time to invest in something new.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The manager realized he was flogging a dead horse with the outdated marketing strategy.

191. Fly in the ointment

  • Meaning: Something that spoils or ruins an otherwise positive situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The unexpected delay was the fly in the ointment of an otherwise smoothly planned event.

  • Sentence Usage 2: His negative attitude became the fly in the ointment during the team's celebratory mood.

192. Fly on the wall

  • Meaning: A person who is unnoticed and able to observe others without being noticed.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I felt like a fly on the wall, listening to the interesting conversation in the next room.

  • Sentence Usage 2: As a journalist, he enjoyed being a fly on the wall during important meetings.

193. Fly the coop

  • Meaning: To leave or escape, especially from a confining situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: As soon as he turned 18, he was eager to fly the coop and live independently.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The young bird was ready to fly the coop and explore the world on its own.

194. For donkey's years

  • Meaning: For a very long time; an extended period.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She has been living in that house for donkey's years.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The antique shop has been in business for donkey's years.

195. For the birds

  • Meaning: Something undesirable, worthless, or not interesting.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I find these chores to be for the birds; they're boring and tedious.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The long meeting was for the birds; I couldn't wait for it to end.

← Older Post Newer Post →


    1 out of ...


    Sold Out