15 Idioms on animals - Set 14

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196. Frog strangler

  • Meaning: A heavy rainstorm or downpour.

  • Sentence Usage 1: We had to postpone the picnic due to a sudden frog strangler.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The roads were flooded after the frog strangler that hit the town last night.

197. From the horse's mouth

  • Meaning: Information received directly from the original or authoritative source.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I got the details from the horse's mouth, so I know it's accurate.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Always get your information from the horse's mouth to avoid misunderstandings.

198. Full as a tick

  • Meaning: Completely satisfied, especially after a meal; very full.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the holiday feast, I felt full as a tick and needed to rest.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The restaurant's portions were so generous that everyone left feeling full as a tick.

199. Get a sheepskin

  • Meaning: To earn a college or university degree.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She worked hard to get a sheepskin in economics.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Many students aspire to get a sheepskin in their chosen field of study.

200. Get the monkey off your back

  • Meaning: To overcome or eliminate a persistent problem or burden.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Quitting smoking was a challenge, but he finally got the monkey off his back.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Paying off the debts helped her get the monkey off her back.

201. Get your feathers in a bunch

  • Meaning: To become upset, agitated, or angry over a trivial matter.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't get your feathers in a bunch; it's just a minor issue.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She tends to get her feathers in a bunch over the smallest things.

202. Get your goat

  • Meaning: To annoy or irritate someone.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His constant teasing really gets my goat.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's essential not to let small things get your goat and ruin your mood.

203. Give a dog a bad name

  • Meaning: To unfairly harm the reputation of someone or something.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't believe the rumors; people are just trying to give the company a dog a bad name.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's a shame to give a dog a bad name without proper evidence.

204. Glory hound

  • Meaning: Someone who seeks personal recognition or glory, often at the expense of others.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's a glory hound who always takes credit for the team's success.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Being a glory hound can lead to resentment from colleagues.

205. Go tell it to birds

  • Meaning: Used to dismiss someone's exaggerated or unlikely story.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Go tell it to the birds; I don't believe your far-fetched tale.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He claimed to have seen a UFO, but most people told him to go tell it to the birds.

206. Go the whole hog

  • Meaning: To do something completely or thoroughly; to not hold back.

  • Sentence Usage 1: If you're going to redecorate, why not go the whole hog and renovate the entire house?

  • Sentence Usage 2: When celebrating, they prefer to go the whole hog with a big party.

207. Gone fishing

  • Meaning: Informally used to say that someone is not available because they are taking a break or vacation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Sorry, I won't be in the office next week; I'll be gone fishing.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The sign on his door said, "Gone fishing - back in a week."

208. Gone to the dogs

  • Meaning: Decline or deterioration in quality, status, or behavior.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The once prestigious neighborhood has really gone to the dogs in recent years.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The company's reputation has gone to the dogs after the scandal.

209. Grab the bull by its horns

  • Meaning: To confront a problem directly and with courage.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Instead of avoiding the issue, it's time to grab the bull by its horns and find a solution.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She decided to grab the bull by its horns and address the challenging situation head-on.

210. Grease monkey

  • Meaning: A mechanic, especially one who works on automobiles.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I need to take my car to the grease monkey to fix the engine.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He's a skilled grease monkey who can repair any vehicle.

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