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Animal Idioms

Have fun seeing how many of these idioms you can complete. Answers follow below:



1. The Elephant in the ______________________.

2. One trick ___________________________.

3. Birds of a feather ______________________________.

4. All bark and ___________________________.

5. A fish out ____________________________.

6. As busy as __________________________.

7. Chickens come home ________________________.

8. Has the cat got _____________________________.

9. Music has charms to sooth _______________________.

10. Let the cat out _____________________.

11. Wise old ________________.

12. Busy as a __________________.

13. As quiet as a _________________.

14. As happy as a ______________________.

15. The early bird gets __________________________.

16. Blind as a __________________.

17. That really gets my ___________________.

18. Let sleeping ________________________.

19. Cat got your ________________.

20. Don't count your chickens ____________________.


Answers: 1. room, 2. pony, 3. flock together, 4. no bite, 5. of water, 6. a bee, 7. to roost, 8. your tongue, 9. the savage beast, 10. of the bag, 11. owl, 12. bee, 13. mouse, 14. clam, 15. the worm, 16. bat, 17. goat, 18. dogs lie, 19. tongue, 20. before they hatch


Further ideas:

*Do you know what all the above idioms mean? Try to explain them in your own words

*Brainstorm more animal idioms that were not included in the list above


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