In this week’s episode, we’re exploring the fun topic of animals, except we’re not learning simple animal words or noises they make. This is more advanced.
We’ll be looking at a few animal idioms, expressions and phrasal verbs that you can use in your daily life. Native speakers use these all the time! Along with each expression, I’ll share a cool fact about the animal, as well as an example from my own life to give some context.
- To chicken out – To decide not to do something because of fear or lack of courage.
- To smell/be fishy – To seem suspicious or not quite right.
- To go on a wild goose chase – To pursue a hopeless or fruitless task or goal
- To have butterflies in your stomach – To feel nervous or excited, often before an important event
- To pig out – To eat a lot of food, especially in an indulgent or uncontrolled way