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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #375: Birds II (Idioms)
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    Birds II (Idioms)


    ENGLISH IDIOMS: Birds


    IDIOM 1:
    "as the crow flies"
    -> MEANING: by the most direct way, along a straight line between two places
    -> EXAMPLE: As the crow flies it is about six kilometers between here and the cinema.

    IDIOM 2: "to count one's chickens before they're hatched"
    -> MEANING: depend or rely on getting something before one has it
    -> EXAMPLE: Don't count your chickens before they're hatched - remember you haven't passed your exams yet and may not get the job you expect.

     

    IDIOM 3: "to eat like a bird"
    -> MEANING: to eat very little
    -> EXAMPLE: He must be sick as he has been eating like a bird during the last few weeks.


    IDIOM 4: "bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
    -> MEANING: one shouldn't risk losing something certain by trying to get something that is not certain
    -> EXAMPLE: You should keep the prize and not try and win another one. Remember a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

     

    IDIOM 5: "early bird catches the worm"
    -> MEANING: a person who gets up early in the morning has the best chance of success
    -> EXAMPLE: Let's leave about six o'clock in the morning. Remember the early bird catches the worm.





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    1. 'Sandra always . She is very thin and she doesn't eat much.'

    2. ' - you haven't won yet, and you shouldn't resign from your job. You don't know what is going to happen.'

    3. 'Stop now! Don't try and win one million dollars! US $ 500,000 is a big amount of money! . You could lose everything!'

    4. 'Our hotel is near the beach. , it is 1 mile between the hotel and the sea.'

    5. '. If you want to find a job, you must get up early and you shouldn't sleep all day long.'









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