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    Re: Animal idioms

    "SAKATA HIMAROU CHEIKH FI L'AKABA"

    The old man's donkey fell while going up the hill.

    Said when a person cannot find the answer when badly needed.

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    Re: Animal idioms

    'DARBO HMAR LIL'

    = Hit by the night donkey.
    Said about someone who acts in a strange manner or asking about something in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    Re: Animal idioms

    Flogging a dead horse

    If you think I am flogging a dead horse and do not wish to join in with me, I understand.

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    #504

    Re: Animal idioms

    like a moth to a candle flame= used for emphasizing how much is somebody attracted by a person or a thing.





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    #505

    Re: Animal idioms

    There is a dead cat on the line.

    Before the 1970's, telephones out in the country were often on party lines.

    If you were on a party line, you heard everybody's phone ring on your phone. You only answered it when it was your particular ring.

    Likewise, you could pick up the phone and listen in on what ever was being said by anyone speaking on the phone. It was sometimes easy to know if someone was listening in because if someone picked up the phone after the person you called, there would be a click.

    When you heard that click, you might be heard saying, "There is a dead cat on the line." This meant that someone was listening in on your conversation, so be careful what you say.


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    #506

    Re: Animal idioms

    Goose Downer

    A rain so hard that it could knock a goose out of the sky as it was flying by.

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    Re: Animal idioms

    To bet on the wrong horse : misread the future


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    Re: Animal idioms

    Dog days of summer...

    Hot summer weather

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    Re: Animal idioms

    lead a dog’s life

    MEANING: work hard and be treated unkindly.

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    #510

    Re: Animal idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by PodBlog View Post
    Dog days of summer...

    Hot summer weather

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