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    Default Idioms relating to Personality Adjectives

    Does anyone know any idioms which relate to personality adjectives such as optimistic, pessomistic, fussy, nosy, inquisitive, aggressive, open, communicative etc. This is for my CELTA lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octopus39 View Post
    Does anyone know any idioms which relate to personality adjectives such as optimistic, pessomistic, fussy, nosy, inquisitive, aggressive, open, communicative etc. This is for my CELTA lesson.

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    You could go through the animal idioms:
    As sly as a fox, etc.
    There's a thread here somewhere about animal idioms. Some of these refer to personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octopus39 View Post
    Does anyone know any idioms which relate to personality adjectives such as optimistic, pessomistic, fussy, nosy, inquisitive, aggressive, open, communicative etc. This is for my CELTA lesson.

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    Here's a few:

    "To be cool and collected" is not to be easily excited, even under pressure.
    "As mean as the devil" is to be a very bad person.
    "To be a lazy dog" is to be very lazy.
    "To be thick between the ears" to be slow to understand.
    "To be slow off the mark" is to be slow to act or to react to an event or situation.
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