Would you please take a look at the following idoms and examples? I am not sure the difinations are correct and the examples are grammatically sound. Thanks a lot. I notice there are quite a few viewers; ESL learners are interested in idioms and sayings like I am. Thanks. BMO
1. (As) sick as a dog.
Example: “Linda, Brian is on the phone, he is asking if you are going to the Sunday school?” “Mom, please tell him it is something I ate at the party last night; I am sick as a dog, I can’t make it.”
Do I need a "the" in front of Sunday school? Should "Sunday" be capitalized? Anything else wrong?
2. A man is known by the company he keeps.
By looking at your associates, people can tell what kind of person you are.
Example: I am worried about my son. He hangs around with these people with long hair, tattoos in arms and chest, holes in pants, some wearing nose, tongue, and lip rings. A man is known by the company he keeps; I wish he would associate with well-dressed, mannered, and church-going people.
3. (Buying) a pig in a poke
Buying something without first checking it out can bring a surprise.
Example: I am glad the old fashioned, arranged marriages of our great-grandparent’s generation are over. Without seeing each other until the wedding day, how would they know the person they were marrying did not have two noses? It was like buying a pig in a poke – it could be full of surprises.
Should grandparent be plural and anything else wrong?
Have a good day to you all.