15 Idioms on animals - Set 19

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271. Loan shark

  • Meaning: An illegal or unregulated moneylender who charges extremely high interest rates.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He borrowed money from a loan shark when he couldn't get a bank loan.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Beware of dealing with loan sharks; their interest rates are outrageous.

272. Lock horns

  • Meaning: Engage in a conflict or argument.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The two political leaders always lock horns during debates.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Siblings tend to lock horns over trivial matters.

273. Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted

  • Meaning: Taking precautions or measures after the damage has already occurred.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Installing a security system now is like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The company implemented safety measures only after the accident, a case of locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.

274. Lone wolf

  • Meaning: An individual who prefers to act or work alone.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's a lone wolf at the office; he rarely collaborates with others.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Some artists are like lone wolves, creating their masterpieces in solitude.

275. Look what the cat dragged in

  • Meaning: A disheveled or unwelcome person who has just arrived.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After a night out, she looked what the cat dragged in.

  • Sentence Usage 2: When he showed up at the meeting, everyone wondered, "Look what the cat dragged in."

276. Lord love a duck

  • Meaning: Expressing surprise or frustration.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Lord love a duck! I can't believe I forgot my keys again.

  • Sentence Usage 2: You locked yourself out? Lord love a duck!

277. Love me, love my dog

  • Meaning: If you love someone, you must also accept the things or people they love.

  • Sentence Usage 1: If you're going to date him, love me, love my dog.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She said, "Love me, love my dog," meaning her friends are important too.

278. Lower than a snake's belly

  • Meaning: Extremely low or despicable.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Stealing from a charity is lower than a snake's belly.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Betraying a friend is lower than a snake's belly.

279. Lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut

  • Meaning: Extremely low or despicable, emphasizing the depth of negativity.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He behaved lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut by spreading false rumors.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Cheating on an exam is lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut.

280. Mad as a badger

  • Meaning: Extremely angry or furious.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When he discovered the mess, he was mad as a badger.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She got as mad as a badger when someone scratched her car.

281. Mad as a cut snake

  • Meaning: Extremely angry or furious; a variation of "mad as a badger."

  • Sentence Usage 1: The boss was mad as a cut snake when the project deadline was missed.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't make her mad; she can be as mad as a cut snake.

282. Mad as a hornet

  • Meaning: Extremely angry or agitated.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He was mad as a hornet when he found out about the betrayal.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Stay away from him when he's mad; he can be as mad as a hornet.

283. Mad as a March hare

  • Meaning: Completely crazy or insane.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The old man behaved mad as a March hare, talking to imaginary friends.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Acting mad as a March hare, he danced around the room without any music.

284. Mad as a wet hen

  • Meaning: Extremely angry or agitated; a hen might get wet if it's caught in the rain, making it particularly irritable.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't approach her right now; she's mad as a wet hen.

  • Sentence Usage 2: After the argument, she was mad as a wet hen.

285. Make a monkey of someone

  • Meaning: To make someone look foolish or ridiculous.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He tried to make a monkey of me during the presentation, but I handled it well.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The comedian loved to make a monkey of his audience with clever jokes.

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