Meaning: to avoid expressing surprise, fear, or shock.
Meaning: people with similar tastes, interests, and backgrounds
Example: Ethan saw Jason had the same type of car and shrugged, "Birds of a feather." Read on
Meaning: If you say that you are feathering your own nest, you mean that you are working so hard to gather resources (money) to live a comfortable life in the future.
Example: John is so much concerned about helping others instead of feathering his own nest. Read on
Meaning: Someone who's no longer young.
Example: My grandfather is no spring chicken, that's for sure. Read on
Meaning: do or say something that causes trouble and make a lot of people angry or worried
Example: The foreigner put the cat among the pigeons when he made some sensitive comments about the people's religion. Read on
Example: We had a good game, but the score was goose egg. Read on
Meaning: something that is pointless
Example: The chancellor has a plan to increase taxes, thinking that this would improve the economy. It would bring owls to Athens. Read on
Meaning: wasting resource working on something that does not exist
Example: They tampered with my research. Thank God I found it out. I'm sure they were hoping to send me on a wild goose chase as I continue my research. Read on
Meaning: being proven wrong after taking a strong stand
Example: No that my brother has proved that I was wrong I will have to eat crow. Read on
Meaning: to be an easy target
Example: The fact that she had no backup plan in case she got caught made her a sitting duck. Read on