Animals

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

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

the early bird catches the worm

Meaning: it refers to people who arrive earlier are the ones who get the best deals

Example: The admissions in this college get filled in very early. If you really want to enroll your son here then you should remember that the early bird catches the worm. Read on

birds of a feather flock together

Meaning: to form groups with people with similar interests and tastes

Example: The team is divided into people of the same region batting against the others. Birds of a feather flock together. Read on

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mumbo jumbo

Meaning: Something that does not make sense.

Example: I do not believe in this mumbo jumbo, human life should be valued far more than some ritual that one is not willing to forego. Read on

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