English Idioms (Part 1)
14/11/17 English Idioms (Part 1)
What are English idioms? Idioms are a type of figurative language. A figurative expression is one whose meaning has no relation to the words in the phrase. They use creative descriptions to share an idea or feeling.
This week we’ll teach you many interesting, fun, and useful idioms using animals. Five per day!
1. At a snail’s pace
Meaning: Moving very slowly
Example: Traffic is moving at a snail’s pace.
2. Busy as a bee
Meaning: Extremely busy
Example: My son is working on his science project. He’s been as busy as a bee all day.
3. Open a can of worms
Meaning: Create a whole new set of problems
Example: You’ve opened a real can of worms here.
4. Wild goose chase
Meaning: Chasing something that’s very difficult (or impossible) to catch
Example: You’re taking me on a wild goose chase, will you just give me an exact address where I should go?
5. The world is your oyster
Meaning: You have many good opportunities in front of you
Example: You just graduated from a wonderful university, so the world is your oyster!