15 Idioms on animals - Set 21

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301. Not give a monkey's

  • Meaning: Not care at all; have no interest or concern.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He doesn't give a monkey's about what others think of his fashion choices.

  • Sentence Usage 2: After losing the game, she claimed not to give a monkey's and moved on.

302. Not hurt a fly

  • Meaning: Very gentle and not inclined to harm others.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Despite his tough appearance, he wouldn't hurt a fly.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She's so kind-hearted; she couldn't hurt a fly.

303. Off the leash

  • Meaning: No longer restrained or restricted; free to act.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Once the project was completed, creativity was off the leash.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The dog was excited to be off the leash and able to roam freely in the park.

304. On the hoof

  • Meaning: In the process of being done; in progress.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The team made decisions on the hoof to meet the tight deadline.

  • Sentence Usage 2: We had to plan the event on the hoof as unexpected issues arose.

305. On the wallaby track

  • Meaning: Wandering or traveling, especially in search of work.

  • Sentence Usage 1: During the economic downturn, many people were on the wallaby track, looking for employment.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Jack spent a year on the wallaby track, exploring different regions and cultures.

306. On your high horse

  • Meaning: Acting superior or arrogant; behaving in a haughty manner.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Ever since the promotion, he's been on his high horse, acting as if he's better than everyone else.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't get on your high horse just because you received a compliment.

307. One swallow does not make a summer

  • Meaning: One positive event or sign does not guarantee overall success.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Winning one match doesn't mean the team will dominate the entire season; one swallow does not make a summer.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Getting one job offer is great, but one swallow does not make a summer—keep applying for more opportunities.

308. One-trick pony

  • Meaning: Someone or something with only one notable skill, talent, or capability.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's a one-trick pony; he can only do that one special magic trick.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The company became a one-trick pony when its main product lost popularity.

309. Opening a can of worms

  • Meaning: Unintentionally creating a complicated or troublesome situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Bringing up that topic was like opening a can of worms; it led to hours of heated discussion.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Sometimes, asking too many questions can open a can of worms.

310. Other fish to fry

  • Meaning: Other, more important matters to attend to.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I can't deal with this issue right now; I have other fish to fry.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Let's focus on the main project; we have other fish to fry.

311. Paper tiger

  • Meaning: Something that appears powerful or threatening but is actually weak or ineffectual.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't be afraid; he's just a paper tiger with no real authority.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The opposition's threats turned out to be a paper tiger; they couldn't implement any significant changes.

312. Parrot fashion

  • Meaning: Learning or repeating something without understanding it; rote memorization.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Instead of understanding the concept, he just repeated the information parrot fashion.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Many students learn languages parrot fashion but struggle to apply them in real-life situations.

313. Pecking order

  • Meaning: A hierarchical system of authority or status.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In the workplace, there's a clear pecking order, and everyone knows who's in charge.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Chickens establish a pecking order to determine dominance within the flock.

314. Pet peeve

  • Meaning: Something that irritates or annoys a person.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His biggest pet peeve is people chewing loudly.

  • Sentence Usage 2: I can't stand when people are late; it's my pet peeve.

315. Pick of the litter

  • Meaning: The best or most desirable choice from a group.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She had the pick of the litter when choosing a puppy from the adorable puppies.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The manager had the pick of the litter when selecting candidates for the job.

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