Presentation on theme: "Animals ENGLISH IDIOMS & IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS. Animals Like a bat out of hell If something moves like a bat out of hell, it moves very quickly. "He grabbed."— Presentation transcript:
Animals Like a bat out of hell If something moves like a bat out of hell, it moves very quickly. "He grabbed the envelope and ran like a bat out of hell." Like a bear with a sore head If someone is behaving like a bear with a sore head, they are very irritable and bad-tempered. "When his team lost the match, Brad was like a bear with a sore head."
Animals Eager beaver The term eager (horlivý, dychtivý) beaver refers to a person who is hardworking and enthusiastic, sometimes considered overzealous (příliš horlivý). Birds of a feather To say that two people are birds of a feather means that they are very similar in many ways.
Animals Kill two birds with one stone If you kill two birds with one stone, you succeed in doing two things at the same time. "By studying on the train on the way home every week- end, Claire kills two birds with one stone." Like a red flag to a bull To say that a statement or action is like a red flag to a bull means that it is sure to make someone very angry or upset. "Don't mention Tom's promotion to Mike. It would be like a red flag to a bull!"
Animals Take the bull by the horns To take the bull by the horns means that a person decides to act decisively (rozhodně) in order to deal with a difficult situation or problem. A social butterfly This term refers to a person who has a lot of friends and acquaintances (známý) and likes to flit (poletovat) from one social event to another.
Animals A cat in gloves catches no mice This expression means that if you are too careful and polite, you may not obtain what you want. "Negotiate carefully, but remember : a cat in gloves catches no mice!" Like a cat on hot bricks A person who is like a cat on hot bricks is very nervous or restless (nepokojný, neklidný). "The week before the results were published, she was like a cat on hot bricks." restlessness - nervozita
Animals Raining cats and dogs If it's raining cats and dogs, it's raining very heavily. "We'll have to cancel the picnic I'm afraid. It's raining cats and dogs.„ Wait for the cat to jump If you wait for the cat to jump, or to see which way the cat jumps, you delay taking action until you see how events will turn out. "Let's wait for the cat to jump before we decide."
Animals Chicken out of something If you chicken out of something, you decide not to do something because you are afraid. "He decided to join a karate class, but chickened out of it at the last minute!" Like a headless chicken If a person rushes about like a headless chicken, they act in a disorderly way, without thinking or analyzing the situation carefully. "As soon as the store opened, my mother started running around like a headless chicken, eager to find bargains."
Animals Dog's life People use this expression when complaining about a situation or job which they find unpleasant or unsatisfactory. "It's a dog's life working in the after-sales department." Dog eat dog This expression refers to intense competition and rivalry in pursuit (snaha) of one's own interests, with no concern for morality. "The business world is tough today. There's a general dog-eat-dog attitude."