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back the wrong horse                    barking dogs seldom bite

barking up the wrong tree              bear hug

be as bald as a coot                       as dead as a dodo

be as gentle as a lamb                   be as slippery as an eel

badger someone                            beard the lion in his den

be as mad as a hornet                    beat a dead horse

be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed      be chasing your tail

bear market                                  bell the cat

bet on the wrong horse                  big fish in a small pond

bigger fish to fry                            bird has flown

birds and the bees                         birds of a feather

birds in their little nests agree         bitch and moan

bitten by the bug                           bitten by the same bug

black sheep                                   breed like rabbits

break the back of the beast             bull-headed

bear market                                                            bull market

bull session                                                              busy as a beaver

busy as a hibernating bear                         butterflies in your stomach

by shank’s mare                                                  by a whisker

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A donkey in fact is a beasts of burden. 

I’m such a birdbrain. I also forgot to tank up at the gas station. 

Almost since the first day, he had been living a cat and dog life with his wife.

If I could take a catnap now, I probably would feel much better later on.
He is a chicken-hearted man, and still afraid of the dark.

Eric always got good grades, so his unruly peers see him as a cuckoo in the nest.
Anthony felt like a fish out of water when he met his girlfriend’s parents.

We are in fact looking for a volunteer to act as guinea pigs for a new AIDS vaccine.

Eric always got good grades, so his unruly peers see him as a cuckoo in the nest. 

He is a chicken-hearted man, and still afraid of the dark. 

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 I once fed an alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.

You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience.
I want to be a fly on the wall when he is here.

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 I have been in fact an early bird my whole life. 

We see our opponent as nothing more than a paper tiger. 

I want to see the laptop before I agree to the price. 

Ethnical disagreement is in fact a red herring to divert public attention from embezzlement.

The tourist in fact was a sitting duck for local thieves.

He looks honest but in fact he is a snake in the grass.

I need you to keep an eye on the kids, while I’m out.

 When Sophia wears high heels, she is awkward as a cow on roller skates.

You can approach the project from either a bird’s eye or a worm’s eye view.

I don’t want to back the wrong horse, but I think Jimmy a better candidate.

Disco music was popular in the past, but now it is as dead as a dodo.

He keeps trying to fix the computer, but I think he is beating a dead horse.

John was as mad as a hornet when his car was stolen.

He continues to refuse my calls, so I have to go to his office and beard the lion in his den.

This task is very dangerous. But someone has to bell the cat.

I don’t want to bet the wrong horse, but I think Jimmy a better candidate.

 

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