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Animal Idioms

6. a lone wolf → a one-horse race

lone wolf → one-horse race a lone wolf (a person who likes to live alone): Although John is a lone wolf, we all like him very much. a mare’s nest (a very complicated situation): The law on restrictive trade is a mare’s nest. angry as a bear (very angry): Don’t …

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Animal idioms (1)

beast burden → cat dog life  A donkey in fact is a beasts of burden.  I’m such a birdbrain. I forgot to tank up at the gas station. We had a bird eye’s view of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. The course gives you a bird’s-eye view …

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Animal idioms (2)

catnap → fish water   If I could take a catnap now, Surly I would feel much better later on. He is a chicken-hearted man, and still afraid of the dark.  He told me a cock and bull story about being late.  We are in fact looking for a volunteer …

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Animal idioms (5)

fraidy-cat → leopard spots a fraidy-cat (a fearful person): Don’t be such a fraidy-cat, dive into the water. a grin like a Cheshire cat (a very wide smile): She walked in here with a grin like a Cheshire cat. a harebrained idea (a foolish or stupid ideal): In such a …

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Animal idioms (4)

bee bonnet → fly wall  a bee in bonnet (to keep talking about a subject): She got a bee in her bonnet about the wedding until now. a big fish (an important or powerful person): Daniel is indeed a big fish in the world of politics. a can of worms …

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