Here are a few Animal English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions. An idiom is a phrase that has a meaning different than the meanings of the individual words. Even if English is not your second language these can be difficult to understand. Test your knowledge of these idioms:
1. 800 Pound Gorilla
A) A very large building. B) A powerful and influential force in an industry. C) A restaurant that serves large portions.
2. Ants in Your Pants
A) A person that makes a lot of crumbs when they eat. B) A large crowd. C) Someone that is agitated and excited that can’t keep still.
3. Cat Got Your Tongue?
A) When you are unable to speak, when you are asked a question. B) A very loud cat fight. C) A Sly person.
4. Ducks In A Row
A) A person that is a follower, not a leader. B) When a person is well organized. C) A person that dresses very colorfully.
5. Pet Peeve
A) Something that irritates a person very much. B) A person that has a lot of pets. C) A person who only likes dogs.
6. Pecking Order
A) A person who is picky eater. B) A person who raises chickens. C) Order of importance, rank.
7. Lion’s Share
A) A very loud speaker. B) Biggest or best part of something. C) A person with very long hair.
8. Night Owl
A) Someone who stays up late. B) Someone with very big eyes. C) Someone who is very quiet.
9. Queen Bee
A) A great organizer. B) Someone who’s favorite colors are black and yellow. C) A woman who is the most power in a situation or place.
10. Sacred Cow
A) A vegetarian. B) Someone who wears a lot of leather. C) Something that holds much importance and respect, that should not be criticized.