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في الجمعة مارس 05, 2010 7:05 am


IdiomMeaningExample Sentence
ants in one's pantsunable to
sit still or remain calm out of nervousness or excitement
Lisa had ants in her pants the day before her
interview.
(the) birds and
the bees
sex educationI
learned about the birds and the bees when my baby brother was
born.
cat napa short sleepI'm going to have a cat
nap
while you're cooking dinner.
cat's got one's tonguesaid
about someone who doesn't speak (usually due to shyness)
It looks like the cat's got your tongue, Lucy. Are
you always this quiet?
chicken
out
to decide not to do something out of fear
(usually just before)
I was going to take a ride on
Geoff's motorcyle, but I chickened out when he gave me a helmet
to wear.
clam upbecome quiet suddenlyArthur clammed
up
when I asked him about his family.
copy cata person who does the
same thing as someone else
My sister is such a copy
cat
. First she bought the same car as me, and now she's applying to
my school.
dog daysvery hot daysI sleep in the basement
during the dog days of August.
dropping like fliesdying/giving
up quickly
My roses are dropping like flies
in this early frost.
eager
beaver
a person who is excited about doing
certain work
Ever since he got his new drill set my
husband has been an eager beaver around the house.
fishyodd,
suspicious
I knew something fishy was going
on when I saw all of my friends' cars in my mom's driveway.
have a cowget
extremely upset (often over something minor)
My
teacher had a cow when she realized nobody had done the homework.
hold your horseswait
and be patient
Hold your horses! I'll be
done in the washroom in a minute.
holy cow!Wow, I'm surprised!Holy cow! I can't believe you ate everything on
your plate.
horse aroundplay roughlyIf you're going to horse
around
, please go outside.
get the lion's shareget the
greatest percentage
My aunt got the lion's share
of the inheritance.
in the
dog house
in trouble with another personI don't think Marsha is coming out tonight. She's still in
the dog house
for forgetting Aaron's birthday.
kill two birds with one stoneget two things done at onceIf you
pick the groceries up when you drop George off for his shift, you will kill
two birds with one stone
.
kitty
corner
diagonal directionThe
gas station is kitty corner to the library.
let the cat out of the bagreveal a secretWho let the cat out
of the bag
about the surprise party?
(a) little bird told meI heard
something (usually secretive or unknown) from someone (not named)
A little bird told me that you are thinking of
quitting your job.
make a
beeline
go straight for somethingMy grandma made a beeline for the smoking room as
soon as she got off the airplane.
monkey see, monkey dosilly/unintelligent
people tend to copy each other's actions
Our
one-year-old is saying bad words now. I told my husband, "Monkey see,
monkey do!"
nest eggmoney saved for the futureWe have a nest
egg
that we might have to use if Jim goes on sick leave.
pig outeat a lot
of something
I pigged out on pancakes so I
don't have room for lunch.
raining
cats and dogs
raining heavilyI forgot my umbrella, and it was raining cats and dogs.
rat racefierce,
competitive struggle for power, position etc
I'm
ready to leave this rat race and retire in Mexico.
smell a ratbegin
to suspect trickery etc
I asked my brothers not to
tell my parents that I went out, but I could smell a rat as soon
as I opened the door.
straight
from the horse's mouth
directly from the
original source
I know Jenny is pregnant, because I
heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
take the bull by the hornsface a challenge or danger boldlyIf
you really think you deserve a promotion, you'll have to take the
bull by the horns
.
until
the cows come home
for a very long timeI could eat pizza and ice-cream until the cows come
home
.









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في السبت مارس 13, 2010 3:59 am


thanks my sister


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في الأربعاء نوفمبر 24, 2010 7:59 pm


شكرا جدا بصراحة يامعلمتي مواضيعك مميزة cheers ]


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في الخميس ديسمبر 23, 2010 10:28 pm


nice


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