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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #22: Idioms: birds
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    Idioms: birds


    ENGLISH IDIOMS: Birds

    IDIOM 1: "bats in the belfry"
    -> MEANING: crazy, eccentric
    -> EXAMPLE: I think that he has bats in the belfry. His ideas are absolutely crazy.

    IDIOM 2: "chicken feed"
    -> MEANING: a small sum of money
    -> EXAMPLE: The money that I lost at the horse races was only chicken feed so I am not worried about it at all.


    IDIOM 3: "for the birds"
    -> MEANING: not interesting, something you don't like
    -> EXAMPLE: The movie was for the birds so we left early and got something to eat.


    IDIOM 4: "kill two birds with one stone"
    -> MEANING: succeed in doing two things by only one action
    -> EXAMPLE: Let's have the meeting when we are in town so we can kill two birds with one stone.

     

    IDIOM 5: "kill the goose that lays the golden egg"
    -> MEANING: spoil something that is good or something that one has by being greedy
    -> EXAMPLE: They sold part of their business but it was the most profitable part. I think that they have killed the goose that lays the golden egg.

     




    > TEST : Fill in these sentences with one of these idioms. Double-clic on the words you don't understand.





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    1. Don't : you shouldn't resign from your job. You will never find such a job again.

    2. This gathering is . Let's leave and go home.

    3. My boss has . He always tells crazy things.

    4. This prize is only . I wanted to win a big car, not $10!

    5. Let's : let's see your mum while we are there!









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