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1 Animals in idioms Choose a category Click on an animal Can you guess what these idioms mean?

2 Idioms using birds Choose a number

3 Free as a bird I have freedom I am as free as a bird Back to main menu

4 Bird's eye view To look from above the TV camera has a birds eye view of the tennis match Back to main menu

5 Eat like a bird To eat only a little my sister eats like a bird Back to main menu

6 For the birds I dont like to fly flying in planes is so dangerous its for the birds Back to main menu

7 The early bird catches the worm The first person to arrive will be rewarded if you want to get the best product from a store, remember the early bird catches the worm Back to main menu

8 A little bird told me A rumour a little bird told me you have a new girlfriend Back to main menu

9 Birds of a feather flock together People who are similar always become friends in our school people dont mix, birds of a feather flock together Back to main menu

10 A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush At least you have something I only got one and I didnt win the other a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush Back to main menu

11 Kill two birds with one stone To get two jobs done by doing one thing I need to go to buy something from the shop and take the dog for a walk, it will kill two birds with one stone Back to main menu

12 Go the way of the dodo To die / to become extinct the old man has gone the way of the dodo Back to main menu

13 Choose a number Idioms using cats

14 Nine lives of a cat You are very lucky that bus almost hit you, you must have nine lives Back to main menu

15 When the cat's away, the mice will play To get into mischief when the boss / parent is out people at my work are irresponsible, they only do their work when the boss is watching, when the cats away, the mice will play Back to main menu

16 More than one way to skin a cat There are so many ways to do something you dont have to do it that way, there is more than one way to skin a cat Back to main menu

17 Fight like cats and dogs They dont get along very well dont let those two be in the same room together, they fight like cats and dogs Back to main menu

18 Curiosity kills the cat If you dont mind your own business, you will get into trouble be careful, curiosity killed the cat Back to main menu

19 No room to swing a cat Not enough room this room is so small you couldnt swing a cat Back to main menu

20 Raining cats and dogs it is raining very heavy its so wet outside, its raining cats and dogs Back to main menu

21 Has the cat got your tongue Why are you quiet? you are not answering my question, has the cat got your tongue? Back to main menu

22 Look like something the cat dragged in You are messy and dirty from being outside you have been outside in the rain, and now you look like something the cat dragged in Back to main menu

23 Looked like the cat that ate the canary You look guilty did you do something wrong, because you look like the cat that ate the canary Back to main menu

24 Choose a number Idioms using dogs

25 You can't teach an old dog new tricks Too old to learn these computers are too hard for me, I guess you cant teach an old dog new tricks Back to main menu

26 A dog and pony show A very entertaining presentation the sales people put on a dog and pony show, and we bought the product Back to main menu

27 Love me, love my dog You must love everything about me love me, love my dog, or I will leave you Back to main menu

28 In the doghouse In trouble with the wife I forget my wifes birthday and now I am in the doghouse Back to main menu

29 A barking dog never bites Just because he says he will beat you up doesnt mean he will dont be afraid of him, his bark is worst than his bite Back to main menu

30 Dog eat dog Very competitive you have to be very strong, its a dog eat dog world Back to main menu

31 Dog tired Extremely tired after working a long day I am dog tired Back to main menu

32 Treat somebody like a dog To be cruel he treats me like a dog Back to main menu

33 Every dog has its day Everybody has a special day know matter who you are, every dog has its day Back to main menu

34 Work like a dog To work very hard today my boss made me work like a dog Back to main menu

35 Choose a number Idioms using fish

36 Fishing in troubled waters Take advantage of a confused situation with all the confusion going on, it is a chance for us to succeed, were fishing in troubled waters Back to main menu

37 A whale of a time A fun time we had a whale of a time at his party last night Back to main menu

38 The world is his oyster You have a lot of opportunities you can do anything you like, the world is your oyster Back to main menu

39 Fishing for a compliment Trying to get other people to give you a compliment the only reason why you are asking is because youre fishing for a compliment Back to main menu

40 Fish out of the water Uncomfortable about what theyre doing doing this job I feel like a fish out of water Back to main menu

41 Other fish to fry Other matters requiring attention it is not just this one we have to worry about, we have other fish to fry Back to main menu

42 Packed like sardines Crowded the bus was packed like sardines Back to main menu

43 Swim like a fish Swim very fast he swam like a fish Back to main menu

44 Not the only fish in the sea Not the only girl or boy to date I think she doesnt like me dont worry, she is not the only fish in the sea Back to main menu

45 Drink like a fish Drinks a lot he drinks like a fish Back to main menu

46 Choose a number Idioms using horses

47 You can take a horse to the water but you can't make it drink You can advise someone, but you cant force them to do it Back to main menu

48 Eat like a horse Eats a lot he eats like a horse Back to main menu

49 Flog a dead horse Trying to convince someone to do something, but there is no hope of succeeding he was trying to convince me to jump off the bridge, but he was just flogging a dead horse Back to main menu

50 Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Dont ask someone how much the present they gave you cost Back to main menu

51 Hold one's horses Be patient hold your horses, I am coming Back to main menu

52 Get on one's high horse Arrogant and not willing to compromise he is very hard to work with, he will get on his high horse Back to main menu

53 Straight from the horse's mouth Information directly from an expert I know that smoking is bad for you, I got it straight from the horses mouth Back to main menu

54 Eat a horse Very hungry I am so hungry I could eat a horse Back to main menu

55 Horse around To play carelessly dont horse around, or someone will get hurt Back to main menu

56 Back the wrong horse To support a losing team My team is terrible, I backed the wrong horse Back to main menu


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