Idioms With Animals.

Look at the table with the animal idioms and then use each one to complete the sentences below.


1. You can't teach an old dog new tricks a) Don't presume anything until it is certain.
2. Crocodile tears b) Someone in a bad mood.
3. Bear with a sore paw c) False tears to give impression of sadness.
4. Have a whale of a time d) Someone who is too accustomed to old habits won't want to change.
5. To rat on somebody e) Husband who is nagged at by his wife.
6. Cold turkey f) Extremely tired.
7. Don't count your chickens before they hatch g) Have an exciting, interesting time. Enjoy oneself enormously.
8. Hen pecked h) One big problem in an otherwise faultless plan.
9. Dog tired i) Be angry, resentful about a certain issue.
10. A fly in the ointment j) Tell a person in authority about the bad behaviour of another person.
11. A bee in your bonnet k) Period of time without something you are addicted to.

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