الجمعة مارس 05, 2010 7:05 am
|ants in one's pants||unable to |
sit still or remain calm out of nervousness or excitement
|Lisa had ants in her pants the day before her |
|(the) birds and |
|sex education||I |
learned about the birds and the bees when my baby brother was
|cat nap||a short sleep||I'm going to have a cat|
nap while you're cooking dinner.
|cat's got one's tongue||said |
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?
|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
|clam up||become quiet suddenly||Arthur clammed|
up when I asked him about his family.
|copy cat||a 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
|dog days||very hot days||I sleep in the basement|
during the dog days of August.
|dropping like flies||dying/giving|
|My roses are dropping like flies|
in this early frost.
|a person who is excited about doing |
|Ever since he got his new drill set my|
husband has been an eager beaver around the house.
|I knew something fishy was going |
on when I saw all of my friends' cars in my mom's driveway.
|have a cow||get |
extremely upset (often over something minor)
teacher had a cow when she realized nobody had done the homework.
|hold your horses||wait|
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 |
|horse around||play roughly||If you're going to horse|
around, please go outside.
|get the lion's share||get the |
|My aunt got the lion's share|
of the inheritance.
|in trouble with another person||I 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 stone||get two things done at once||If you |
pick the groceries up when you drop George off for his shift, you will kill
two birds with one stone.
gas station is kitty corner to the library.
|let the cat out of the bag||reveal a secret||Who let the cat out|
of the bag about the surprise party?
|(a) little bird told me||I 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 |
|go straight for something||My grandma made a beeline for the smoking room as |
soon as she got off the airplane.
|monkey see, monkey do||silly/unintelligent|
people tend to copy each other's actions
one-year-old is saying bad words now. I told my husband, "Monkey see,
|nest egg||money saved for the future||We have a nest|
egg that we might have to use if Jim goes on sick leave.
|pig out||eat a lot |
|I pigged out on pancakes so I |
don't have room for lunch.
cats and dogs
|raining heavily||I forgot my umbrella, and it was raining cats and dogs.|
|rat race||fierce, |
competitive struggle for power, position etc
ready to leave this rat race and retire in Mexico.
|smell a rat||begin |
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.
from the horse's mouth
|directly from the |
|I know Jenny is pregnant, because I|
heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
|take the bull by the horns||face a challenge or danger boldly||If |
you really think you deserve a promotion, you'll have to take the
bull by the horns.
the cows come home
|for a very long time||I could eat pizza and ice-cream until the cows come |
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السبت مارس 13, 2010 3:59 am
thanks my sister
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