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like a duck to water

Meaning: to do something very quickly and enjoy doing it.

Example: She's taken to her grandmother's house like a duck to water. Read on

bird’s eye view

Meaning: an overview.

Example: You can get a bird's-eye view of the city by going to the topmost floor. Read on

bat an eye

Meaning: to avoid expressing surprise, fear, or shock.

Example: The man didn't bat an eye when the explosions went off around him and bullets zipped past his head. Read on

birds of a feather

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

feather one’s (own) nest

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

no spring chicken

Meaning: Someone who's no longer young.

Example: My grandfather is no spring chicken, that's for sure. Read on

cat among the pigeons

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

goose egg

Meaning: zero

Example: We had a good game, but the score was goose egg. Read on

bring owls to Athens

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

wild goose chase

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

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come to a pretty pass

Meaning: a bad situation

Example: Things have come to such a pretty pass that nowadays parents are afraid of advising their children. Read on

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