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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #866: English idioms: insects, fish...
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Animals | Idioms [Change theme]
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    English idioms: insects, fish...

    ENGLISH IDIOMS: Insects & fish



    IDIOM 1: 'big fish in a small pond'
    -> MEANING: an important person in a small place
    -> EXAMPLE: He wasn`t so important in New York but in Smallville he is a big fish in a small pond.


    IDIOM 2: 'mad as a hornet'
    -> MEANING: very angry, in a fighting mood
    -> EXAMPLE: He was as mad as a hornet when he came to work this morning.


    IDIOM 3: 'flea in one's ear'
    -> MEANING: an idea or answer that is not welcome
    -> EXAMPLE: I think that I put a flea in his ear when I told him about the computer problems.

    IDIOM 4: 'world is one's oyster'
    -> MEANING: one can get anything that one wants
    -> EXAMPLE: When you graduate from university the world will be your oyster so don`t worry about the future.

    IDIOM 5: 'ants in one's pants'
    -> MEANING: nervous overactivity, restlessness
    -> EXAMPLE: The teacher asked the little boy if he had ants in his pants when he kept moving around in his seat.

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