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    #21

    Re: Animal idioms

    "horse around"

    Meaning - to be active in a silly way

    Stop horsing around and finish your homework!


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    hi,

    I would like to add that "eat like a horse" means eat very lage quantities of food; while "eat your head off" means eat a lot, often at a great cost.
    "to eat like a pig" means to eat a lot, or to eat noisily or sloppily.

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    A dog in the Manger: A person who niether works himself nor lets others do their work

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    ''to buy a pig in a poke''= to buy or accept something without having examined it or being sure what it is.


    have a nice day!
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    Plenty more fish in the sea.

    Often used following a relationship breakdown.
    Meaning = don't worry you will hook up (pardon the pun)! with someone else.

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    Oh silly me!!!

    Bunny Boiler = pyschotic woman.

    How did I miss that one???

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    #27

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    hi,

    ''to throw somebody to the wolves''= to sacrifice somebody

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    This is a great thread and I'm having a whale of a time reading it.
    To have a whale of a time means that you are having a lot of fun.

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    again,

    "as snug as a bug in a rug" = safe, confortable

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: Animal idioms



    "act like an ape"

    MEANING: behave badly, wildly, foolishly

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    He has been acting like an ape ever since his girlfriend left him.

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