Advanced Idioms - Animals 1
Complete the following sentences with the words from the box.
butterflies | horses | bee | cat | goose | whale | duck | cows | crocodile | bull
David had never played football before, but he took to it like a
Ann’s always going around opening windows. She’s got a
in her bonnet about fresh air.
Being the determined person, he decided to take the
by the horns and organise things for himself.
How did Dad find out we were planning a surprise party for him? Who let the
out of the bag?
When little Hannah does not get what she wants she cries
tears. It works every time.
in my stomach while waiting for the results of my exam.
You can talk till the
come home, but you’ll never persuade me to go with you!
, will you! Let's have a discussion on this first before we jump to conclusions.
The kids had a
of a time at the theme park and didn’t want to go home.
He hunted for the treasure for ten years despite everyone telling him it was a wild
take to sth like a duck to water
take to something very readily
have a bee in your bonnet
be preoccupied or obsessed with something
take the bull by the horns
deal with a difficult situation in a very confident way
let the cat out of the bag
reveal a secret
cry crocodile tears
become extremely emotional, moved
have butterflies in one's stomach
feel very nervous or excited about something
till the cows come home
for a very long time, forever
hold one's horses
wait a moment
have a whale of a time
enjoy oneself very much
wild goose chase
an attempt to find something that does not exist