Idioms About Animal

a little bird told me 

Meaning:

I got this information from a source I cannot reveal.; I don’t wish to divulge where I got the information

as gentle as a lamb 

Meaning:

Said about kind , innocent, mild-mannered people.

as rare as hen's teeth 

Meaning:

If something is as rare as hen's teeth, it is very rare.

at the end of one's rope 

Meaning:

If you say someone is at the end of their rope you mean that they are in a situation in which they have no resources, strength, or patience left.

back the wrong horse 

Meaning:

If you back the wrong horse, you support someone or something that later cannot be successful.

be a cold fish 

Meaning:

be a person who is distant and unfeeling

be like a fish out of water 

Meaning:

to feel uncomfortable in a situation

be the cat's whiskers 

Meaning:

The phrase to be the cat's whiskers is an old idiomatic expression. If you feel you are the cat's whiskers, you consider yourself to be the center of the universe.

beat a dead horse 

Meaning:

To persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason.

beef up 

Meaning:

To strengthen or make something more effective.

Examples:

big fish in a small pond 

Meaning:

One who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.

big frog in a small pond 

Meaning:

The phrase big frog in a small pond refers to a very important person in a place where there are less important people.

bird's-eye view 

Meaning:

The phrase a bird's-eye view is an idiomatic expression. Literally, it refers to a view seen from high above.

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