Crazy English Animal Idioms
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To horse around
Definition: to play around
EXAMPLE: I wish the children wouldn't horse around at the supper table.
EXAMPLE: The athletes like to horse around after practice.
Cat got your tongue
Definition: can't you talk
EXAMPLE: Can you answer the question or has a cat got your tongue.
EXAMPLE: Cat got your tongue?
For the birds
Definition: uninteresting, meaningless, unimportant or boring information/event
EXAMPLE: The movie was for the birds, so we left at the intermission.
EXAMPLE: The lecture was for the birds. We didn't learn anything!
Definition: something/someone suspicious
EXAMPLE: I left my money right here. Now it's gone. Something is fishy here.
EXAMPLE: Those men with the guns and masks lookfishy to me.