Animals

I could eat a horse

Meaning: to be extremely hungry

Example: Could we please go out and get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse. Read on

you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Meaning: you cannot make others change their habits

Example: I tried to make my grandmother learn how to use a smartphone but it was just like you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Read on

catnap

Meaning: a short sleep, usually during the day

Example: I had a very late night last night. I think that I will have a catnap during my lunch hour. Read on

eager beaver

Meaning: someone who is very eager to perform tasks and is always offering to do more

Example: Don’t be such an eager beaver, we have plenty of time to complete the task. Read on

buck up

Meaning: to summon the courage to do something

Example: After losing the first place position to Martha, everyone heard Mary's mother tell her to buck up. Read on

cat got your tongue

Meaning: used to refer a time when someone has nothing to say

Example: Speak up boy or cat got your tongue? Read on

bring home the bacon

Meaning: to go out and earn a living or earn money for the family

Example: As the head of the family, he ensures that he brings home the bacon. Read on

running around like a headless chicken

Meaning: to carry on in a disorganised manner

Example: After failing to take her equipment to the lab, Lizzie ran around like a headless chicken while trying to conduct her experiment. Read on

eat like a horse

Meaning: to eat a lot

Example: He eats like a horse - there's never enough left for everyone else once he's been at the buffet. Read on

never look a gift horse in the mouth

Meaning: it is an advice to be grateful for gifts

Example: My sister got furious when I tried to see how valuable the diamond on the ring she gifted me was and told me to never look a gift horse in the mouth Read on

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come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on

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