15 Idioms on animals - Set 22

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316. Pig in a poke

  • Meaning: An item bought or accepted without knowing its true nature or value, especially when buying without inspection.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Be cautious when purchasing items online; you don't want to buy a pig in a poke.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The offer seemed too good to be true, and I didn't want to buy a pig in a poke.

317. Pig in clover

  • Meaning: Living a life of luxury, comfort, or abundance.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After winning the lottery, they were able to live like a pig in clover.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Retirement allowed him to live a pig-in-clover lifestyle, traveling and enjoying his hobbies.

318. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered

  • Meaning: Being greedy or excessively ambitious can lead to negative consequences.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His attempt to maximize profits backfired; pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't be too greedy in business; remember that pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.

319. Pigs might fly

  • Meaning: Used to express extreme skepticism or disbelief about the likelihood of something happening.

  • Sentence Usage 1: If he ever apologizes, pigs might fly!

  • Sentence Usage 2: I'll believe it when I see it—pigs might fly before that happens.

320. Play possum

  • Meaning: Pretend to be dead or asleep to avoid danger or an unpleasant situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When confronted by a predator, the opossum will often play possum as a defense mechanism.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She decided to play possum and stay quiet during the argument.

321. Proud as a peacock

  • Meaning: Extremely proud, pleased, or satisfied with oneself.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After winning the championship, he strutted around proud as a peacock.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She felt proud as a peacock when her artwork was displayed in the gallery.

322. Pull a rabbit out of your hat

  • Meaning: To perform a surprising or extraordinary act, especially in a difficult situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The CEO had to pull a rabbit out of his hat to save the company from bankruptcy.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's a challenging situation, but I believe you can pull a rabbit out of your hat and find a solution.

323. Pup's chance

  • Meaning: Very little or no chance at all.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He doesn't have a pup's chance of winning the race against such experienced competitors.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Given the circumstances, there's not a pup's chance that the project will be completed on time.

324. Puppy love

  • Meaning: Infatuation or romantic feelings among young people, often considered naive or fleeting.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Their relationship started as puppy love but developed into a deeper connection.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't dismiss it as just puppy love; their feelings for each other are genuine.

325. Put lipstick on a pig

  • Meaning: To attempt to make something unattractive or unsightly appear more appealing or attractive.

  • Sentence Usage 1: You can't put lipstick on a pig; the fundamental issues with the product need to be addressed.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Trying to improve the outdated website is like putting lipstick on a pig; we need a complete redesign.

326. Putting the cart before the horse

  • Meaning: Doing things in the wrong order or with incorrect priorities.

  • Sentence Usage 1: We need to address the core issues first; otherwise, we're just putting the cart before the horse.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Launching the marketing campaign before finalizing the product is like putting the cart before the horse.

327. Queen bee

  • Meaning: The dominant or most important woman in a particular group or setting.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In the workplace, she's considered the queen bee; everyone looks up to her for guidance.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The head of the sorority is the queen bee, leading the group with confidence and authority.

328. Queer fish

  • Meaning: A strange, eccentric, or odd person.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's a bit of a queer fish; his interests and behaviors are hard to understand.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The artist was known for being a queer fish, creating unconventional and avant-garde works.

329. Quiet as a cat

  • Meaning: Very quiet and stealthy in movement.

  • Sentence Usage 1: She entered the room as quiet as a cat, surprising everyone with her sudden appearance.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The thief moved through the dark house as quiet as a cat to avoid detection.

330. Quiet as a mouse

  • Meaning: Extremely quiet, making little to no noise.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The children were as quiet as mice during the surprise party, trying not to give away the secret.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The library was quiet as a mouse, with everyone engrossed in their studies.

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