Fun Animal Idioms to Improve Your English 🐶


Today, I’m going to teach you ten amazing, incredible, super, awesome idioms. And they’re all about animals. Today, we’re talking about animal idioms So if you like animals, keep watching. Just so you know, you can use these idioms at any time and with anyone. But something to keep in mind is that generally idioms are a little bit more informal. So just don’t use them on your job application or on formal essays. Otherwise, just keep it fun and let’s learn some idioms. Are you ready to learn? Let’s go! Number one – busy bee. A busy bee is someone who is always running around busy doing things. They’re always busy. They’re always trying to get a million things done, and they’re never finished. They’re running around doing things like a little bee. BZZ – BZZ – BZZ…everywhere doing stuff. Number two is open a can of worms. Now, let me ask you a question. Do you like worms? Do you think they’re cute, or friendly, or just look adorable? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Not a lot of people do. They’re not very pretty to look at. So when you open up a can of worms you are creating trouble or causing a situation that is unpleasant. So this idiom sounds unpleasant and it is unpleasant. Number three – wild goose chase. A wild goose chase is a long and chaotic search for something that is difficult to find often because it does not exist. Number four – get your ducks in a row. And this idiom means to get organized or to get in order. I really like this idiom because I really like ducks. I think they’re very cute, especially when they’re babies. They’re so yellow, and cute, and fluffy, and I just want to hug them all. They’re just much, much better than geese which I hate. They’re just evil. But anyway, I’m digressing. I need to get my ducks in a row and get back to teaching you some idioms. Number five – one-trick pony. This idiom refers to someone or something is that has only one talent or only one area of expertise. One thing that they’re good at. Something or someone that is only good at one thing. A one-trick pony. Number six – the elephant in the room. I also like this one because I think elephants are very cute. I don’t think this matters for this video, so I need to stop talking about it. This refers to an obvious problem that is usually very controversial. That everyone is aware of but nobody wants to talk about. The elephant in the room. Number seven – to weasel out of something. I really like this one because I think weasels are cute and funny and very weasily. To weasel out of something means to avoid doing something by being dishonest or tricky. Or by persuading someone in a clever way. Many times children try to weasel their way out of telling the truth if they’ve done something bad. Or students will try to weasel their way out of doing their work. Number eight – hold your horses. Hold them. Hold your horses. It means to wait a moment. I like this idiom. It reminds me of a time when we use horses for transportation and we had to hold them when we had to stop. Number nine – pig-headed. Pig-headed means very stubborn or stupidly obstinate. And I think it’s safe to say that we can all be pig-headed at times. And the last one for today, number 10 – to quit cold turkey. And to quit cold turkey means to abruptly and suddenly stop doing something that has an addictive property. If you have something that you want to quit immediately and suddenly, you can quit it cold turkey. For example, I used to bite my nails, and then one day I said, “You know what. This is enough. No more bad nails. I will quit cold turkey.” So I stopped biting them and now they look…okay. Better than they used to, for sure. I quit cold turkey. Now let’s do a quick practice. In the comments below, I want you to write about one of the following. Tell us about a time when you went on the wild goose chase, or when you tried to weasel out of something, or perhaps when you quit something cold turkey. So you have three options to choose from and I look forward to reading your responses. And remember, the more you write, the more you practice. That’s it for this lesson. Please give this video a thumbs up if you’ve learned some new idioms. And for extra practice, don’t forget to join our social media classes. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.

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