idioms animal 12
back the wrong horse (support a person or action that fails): I don’t want to back the wrong horse, but I think Jimmy a better candidate.
barking dogs seldom bite (people who threaten others, hardly ever take action): Don’t take John seriously. Everybody knows that barking dogs seldom bite indeed.
barking up the wrong tree (): If you think I have money to lend you, you’re barking up the wrong tree.
bear hug (rough, tight embrace): He also gave his friend a bear hug.
be as bald as a coot (completely bald): In his early 20s, he was as bald as a coot.
be as dead as a dodo (): Disco music was popular in the past, but now it is as dead as a dodo.
as gentle as a lamb (be caring and calm): The waitress was gentle as a lamb indeed.
be as slippery as an eel (be very crafty or cunning): Joe in fact is as slippery as an eel.