Thursday, 9 February 2012

Animal idioms

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Can you guess the missing animal idiom in the sentences below?

1. What's your new teacher like? I don't know, she doesn't talk much about herself. She's a bit of a ... horse.

2. You're  going to be sick if you keep on eating cakes. You're making a real ... of ...


3. Why did you break up with your boyfriend? Well, things were getting pretty bad, but the last ... was when he admitted having had an affair with his secretary!

4. I'm tired of telling Charly to keep his room tidy. He just nods and does nothing about it. It's like ... off a ...'... back.

5. Can you go and get some juice from the petrol station? Of course, I need to fill the tank anyway, so I can kill ... birds with ... ...


6. The interview went really smooth, I think I might get the job, but I know I shouldn't count my ... until I hear from them.

7. Does your husband know about the surprise birthday party you are arranging for him? Well, I think he might ... a rat as he saw me unloading several cases of wine from the car!

8. Do you think it might be a good idea to bring up the question of likely redundancies at tomorrow's meeting? Not really, I would just let ... dogs .... We haven't heard anything about that for several weeks now.

9. Did you tell John what you thought about his behaviour in class? I did, and he was so ashamed that he went off with his ... between his ...


10. I wish I hadn't moved back to New Zealand, things have changed so much since I left that now I sometimes feel like a fish ... of ...


11. What happened with your grandmother's will? Well, my aunt was always her favourite child, so she got the lion's ...


12. Why are you so fed up at work, is it because you always do all the ... work and never get any credit for it?

In need of help? Here you are the correct idioms, but not in the correct order or form, OK?

the donkey work    like a fish out of water    the lion's share    let sleeping dogs lie    smell a rat    count your chickens    with his tail between his legs    the last straw    kill two birds with one stone    a dark horse    like water off a duck's back    making a real pig of yourself





9 comments:

  1. 1. What's your new teacher like? I don't know, she doesn't talk much about herself. She's a bit of a dark horse.

    2. You're going to be sick if you keep on eating cakes. You're making a real pig of yourself.

    3. Why did you break up with your boyfriend? Well, things were getting pretty bad, but the last straw was when he admitted having had an affair with his secretary!

    4. I'm tired of telling Charly to keep his room tidy. He just nods and does nothing about it. It's like water off a duck's back.

    5. Can you go and get some juice from the petrol station? Of course, I need to fill the tank anyway, so I can kill two birds with one stone.


    6. The interview went really smooth, I think I might get the job, but I know I shouldn't count my chickens until I hear from them.

    7. Does your husband know about the surprise birthday party you are arranging for him? Well, I think he might smell a rat as he saw me unloading several cases of wine from the car!

    8. Do you think it might be a good idea to bring up the question of likely redundancies at tomorrow's meeting? Not really, I would just let sleeping dogs lie. We haven't heard anything about that for several weeks now.

    9. Did you tell John what you thought about his behaviour in class? I did, and he was so ashamed that he went off with his tail between his legs.


    10. I wish I hadn't moved back to New Zealand, things have changed so much since I left that now I sometimes feel like a fish out of water.


    11. What happened with your grandmother's will? Well, my aunt was always her favourite child, so she got the lion's share.


    12. Why are you so fed up at work, is it because you always do all the donkey work and never get any credit for it?

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  2. 1. What's your new teacher like? I don't know, she doesn't talk much about herself. She's a bit of a dark horse.
    2. You're going to be sick if you keep on eating cakes. You're making a real pig of yourself.
    3. Why did you break up with your boyfriend? Well, things were getting pretty bad, but the last straw was when he admitted having had an affair with his secretary!
    4. I'm tired of telling Charly to keep his room tidy. He just nods and does nothing about it. It's like water off a duck's back.
    5. Can you go and get some juice from the petrol station? Of course, I need to fill the tank anyway, so I can kill two birds with one stone.
    6. The interview went really smooth, I think I might get the job, but I know I shouldn't count my chickens until I hear from them.
    7. Does your husband know about the surprise birthday party you are arranging for him? Well, I think he might smell a rat as he saw me unloading several cases of wine from the car!
    8. Do you think it might be a good idea to bring up the question of likely redundancies at tomorrow's meeting? Not really, I would just let sleeping dogs lie. We haven't heard anything about that for several weeks now.
    9. Did you tell John what you thought about his behaviour in class? I did, and he was so ashamed that he went off with his tail between his legs.
    10. I wish I hadn't moved back to New Zealand, things have changed so much since I left that now I sometimes feel like a fish out of water.
    11. What happened with your grandmother's will? Well, my aunt was always her favourite child, so she got the lion's share.
    12. Why are you so fed up at work, is it because you always do all the donkey work and never get any credit for it?

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  3. 1. What's your new teacher like? I don't know, she doesn't talk much about herself. She's a bit of a dark horse.

    2. You're going to be sick if you keep on eating cakes. You're making a real pig of yourself


    3. Why did you break up with your boyfriend? Well, things were getting pretty bad, but the last straw was when he admitted having had an affair with his secretary!

    4. I'm tired of telling Charly to keep his room tidy. He just nods and does nothing about it. It's like water off a duck's back.

    5. Can you go and get some juice from the petrol station? Of course, I need to fill the tank anyway, so I can kill two birds with one stone


    6. The interview went really smooth, I think I might get the job, but I know I shouldn't count my chickens until I hear from them.

    7. Does your husband know about the surprise birthday party you are arranging for him? Well, I think he might smell a rat as he saw me unloading several cases of wine from the car!
    8. Do you think it might be a good idea to bring up the question of likely redundancies at tomorrow's meeting? Not really, I would just let sleeping dogs lie. We haven't heard anything about that for several weeks now.

    9. Did you tell John what you thought about his behaviour in class? I did, and he was so ashamed that he went off with his tail between his legs


    10. I wish I hadn't moved back to New Zealand, things have changed so much since I left that now I sometimes feel like a fish out of water


    11. What happened with your grandmother's will? Well, my aunt was always her favourite child, so she got the lion's share


    12. Why are you so fed up at work, is it because you always do all the donkey work and never get any credit for it?

    Graciela Suárez Díaz

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    1. 7. ... might have smelled a rat ...

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  4. 1. What's your new teacher like? I don't know, she doesn't talk much about herself. She's a bit of a dark horse.

    2. You're going to be sick if you keep on eating cakes. You're making a real pig of yourself.

    3. Why did you break up with your boyfriend? Well, things were getting pretty bad, but the last straw was when he admitted having had an affair with his secretary!

    4. I'm tired of telling Charly to keep his room tidy. He just nods and does nothing about it. It's like water off a duck's back.

    5. Can you go and get some juice from the petrol station? Of course, I need to fill the tank anyway, so I can kill two birds with one stone.


    6. The interview went really smooth, I think I might get the job, but I know I shouldn't count my chickens until I hear from them.

    7. Does your husband know about the surprise birthday party you are arranging for him? Well, I think he might smell a rat as he saw me unloading several cases of wine from the car!

    8. Do you think it might be a good idea to bring up the question of likely redundancies at tomorrow's meeting? Not really, I would just let sleeping dogs lie. We haven't heard anything about that for several weeks now.

    9. Did you tell John what you thought about his behaviour in class? I did, and he was so ashamed that he went off with his tail between his legs.


    10. I wish I hadn't moved back to New Zealand, things have changed so much since I left that now I sometimes feel like a fish out of water.


    11. What happened with your grandmother's will? Well, my aunt was always her favourite child, so she got the lion's share.


    12. Why are you so fed up at work, is it because you always do all the donkey work and never get any credit for it?

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  5. Mónica Corrales Marbán20 February 2012 at 10:23

    1. What's your new teacher like? I don't know, she doesn't talk much about herself. She's a bit of a dark horse.

    2. You're going to be sick if you keep on eating cakes. You're making a real pig of yourself

    3. Why did you break up with your boyfriend? Well, things were getting pretty bad, but the last straw was when he admitted having had an affair with his secretary!

    4. I'm tired of telling Charly to keep his room tidy. He just nods and does nothing about it. It's like water off a duck's back.

    5. Can you go and get some juice from the petrol station? Of course, I need to fill the tank anyway, so I can kill two birds with one stone.

    6. The interview went really smooth, I think I might get the job, but I know I shouldn't count my chickens until I hear from them.

    7. Does your husband know about the surprise birthday party you are arranging for him? Well, I think he might have semlled a rat as he saw me unloading several cases of wine from the car!

    8. Do you think it might be a good idea to bring up the question of likely redundancies at tomorrow's meeting? Not really, I would just let sleeping dogs lie. We haven't heard anything about that for several weeks now.

    9. Did you tell John what you thought about his behaviour in class? I did, and he was so ashamed that he went off with his tail between his legs.

    10. I wish I hadn't moved back to New Zealand, things have changed so much since I left that now I sometimes feel like a fish out of water.

    11. What happened with your grandmother's will? Well, my aunt was always her favourite child, so she got the lion's share.

    12. Why are you so fed up at work, is it because you always do all the donkey work and never get any credit for it?

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