16/11/17 English Idioms (Part 3)
11. Guinea pig
Meaning: Test subject
Example: We’re conducting a study and we’re looking for volunteers to act as guinea pigs.
12. Hold your horses
Meaning: Slow down, stop
Example: Hold your horses! There’s no need to rush.
13. I’ll be a monkey’s uncle
Meaning: I’m very surprised
Example: Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. I never thought I’d pass that test.
14. Let sleeping dogs lie
Meaning: Leave it alone, leave something in peace
Example: I’m not telling the boss about Mark’s problem, it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.
15. Pet peeve
Meaning: Common annoyance, something that’s specifically annoying to you
Example: I hate when people don’t put things back where they belong, it’s a pet peeve of mine.