15 Idioms on animals - Set 15

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211. Grin like a Cheshire cat

  • Meaning: To smile broadly and mysteriously.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When she saw the surprise, she grinned like a Cheshire cat.

  • Sentence Usage 2: His mischievous grin made him look like a Cheshire cat.

212. Guinea-pig

  • Meaning: A person or animal used in an experiment or scientific study.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The new drug is being tested on guinea-pigs before it's released to the public.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Volunteers served as guinea-pigs for the research project.

213. Hair of the dog

  • Meaning: Consuming alcohol as a remedy for a hangover.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After a night of heavy drinking, he believes in the hair of the dog to cure his hangover.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Some people swear by the hair of the dog, claiming it helps them recover faster.

214. Hangdog expression

  • Meaning: A guilty or ashamed facial expression.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He wore a hangdog expression after being caught red-handed.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The student had a hangdog expression when the teacher asked about the missing homework.

215. Hanged for a sheep as a lamb

  • Meaning: Choosing a lesser punishment to avoid a more severe one.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He confessed to a smaller offense, hoping to be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Faced with severe consequences, she decided to be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

216. Hay is for horses

  • Meaning: A dismissive expression suggesting that a particular item or action is not important or relevant.

  • Sentence Usage 1: You can keep complaining, but hay is for horses, and we need to focus on the task at hand.

  • Sentence Usage 2: When someone brought up irrelevant details, he simply said, "Hay is for horses."

217. Healthy as a horse

  • Meaning: In very good health.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Despite his age, he's still as healthy as a horse.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Regular exercise and a balanced diet keep her healthy as a horse.

218. Herding cats

  • Meaning: Attempting to control or organize a group of people or things that are uncontrollable or chaotic.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Managing this project feels like herding cats; everyone has their own agenda.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Trying to get a consensus from the diverse team is like herding cats.

219. High on the hog

  • Meaning: Living in a luxurious or extravagant manner.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the promotion, he started living high on the hog.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The CEO's lifestyle is high on the hog compared to the employees.

220. Hive of worker bees

  • Meaning: A place or situation with a lot of busy and industrious activity.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The office turned into a hive of worker bees as everyone prepared for the upcoming deadline.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The kitchen became a hive of worker bees as they prepared the catering for the event.

221. Hold your horses

  • Meaning: Be patient and wait.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Hold your horses! Let me finish explaining before you ask questions.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Before making any decisions, it's essential to hold your horses and gather more information.

222. Hornets' nest

  • Meaning: A situation or topic that is likely to cause anger or controversy.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Bringing up that issue is like poking a hornets' nest.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Mentioning the new policy was akin to kicking a hornets' nest; everyone had strong opinions.

223. Horse of a different color

  • Meaning: A completely different matter or situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I thought we were discussing the budget, but that's a horse of a different color.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Solving technical issues is one thing, but dealing with human resources is a horse of a different color.

224. Horse trading

  • Meaning: Negotiating shrewdly or making political deals.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The politicians engaged in horse trading to secure the passage of the bill.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Business negotiations often involve a fair amount of horse trading to reach mutually beneficial agreements.

225. How the hog ate the cabbage

  • Meaning: To handle a situation or explain things efficiently.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He knows how the hog ate the cabbage when it comes to troubleshooting computer issues.

  • Sentence Usage 2: In the meeting, she explained how the hog ate the cabbage regarding the new project plan.

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