Idioms are a type of figurative language.
They use creative descriptions to share an idea or feeling.
Idioms aren’t always easy to learn and understand. The only way to learn them is to hear them and have the meaning explained to you.
Here are some common animal idioms in English:
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!
Try using these idioms at your next lesson, you will sound like a native speaker of English!