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    Re: Animal idioms

    what a great subject

    really sharing is caring, and we have to share each other by every new we obtain.

    really i benefit more from this idioms in my daily conversations.

    here mine:

    a little bird told me

    Definition: used to say that you know something, but you will not say how you found out.

    Example: A little bird told me that you've got engaged. ^_^

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    Re: Animal idioms

    Eat like a horse- eat a lot

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    Re: Animal idioms

    hi again,

    "crocodile tears" = insincere show of sadness

    eg. They never visited her when she was ill, but they came to her funeral and wept a few crocodile tears.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: Animal idioms

    Have a nice day.

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    Monkey business - silly or mischievous behavior

    Example: As soon as the teacher left the classroom, the
    students were back to their monkey business. ;)

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    "Cat got your tongue?"

    Usually used after some one has been asked a question they'd rather not answer and so they don't reply. It can come across as being a little bit impolite using it some times though.

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    Re: Animal idioms

    hi again,

    "a horse af another colour" this idiom is synonymous with "another pair of shoes" and there meaning " quite a different matter"

    eg. You should have told be that it is about your brother and not about your step mother! That's a horse of another colour.

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    Re: Animal idioms




    ''the lion's share'' = the larger part of something that is being shared

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    I could eat a horse = be extremely hungry

    Get a horse - this is kind of a dated one; said when someone's driving an old wreck of a car.

    Useless as teats on a bull = completely useless

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    Re: Animal idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I could eat a horse = be extremely hungry

    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.

    have a nice day!

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