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Idioms: other animals...
Dogs, cats, and mice test are not the only animals to illustrate idioms... There are many others.
Here, we're going to study expressions dealing with birds and fowl, then rabbits, goats, horses, mules, bulls and ... fish and frogs!
1) Birds and fowl...
A little bird told me ...
Birds of a feather flock together
To have goose pimples
The early bird catches the worm...
To kill two birds with one stone
... when pigs fly... (= never!)
2) Rabbits, goats, horses, camels, bulls and even bats... What a variety!
To rabbit on about someone
To get someone's goat = get nervous or angry
Don't beat a dead horse...
I could eat a horse!
As stubborn as a mule!
It's the last straw that breaks
the camel's back
... like a bull in a china shop
... a bat in the belfry
3) Fish and Frogs...
He drinks like a fish!
I have other fish to fry...
He's a big frog in a small pond. *
He has a frog in his throat
* This expression makes us think about the importance of being humble...You may feel like "a Big King", but you should consider the size of your Kingdom... You might as well be "the Little King" of a "Big Kingdom", and be just as important... La Fontaine would have agreed with this, wouldn't he?
Interesting to notice how some animals replace others in the idioms of the different languages, and funny too, isn't it? Go for the test, now...
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