Level Up English Podcast 280 Animal Idioms

Animal idioms

I first covered this topic back in Episode 215, but it’s such a huge one, I think it’s time for a Part 2.

Today, I’m sharing 6 idioms related to animals that we use in daily conversations in British English.

While I share each one, I give you some examples from my own life to connect them with and make them more memorable and invite you to do the same.

How many did you know?

6 Everyday Animal Expressions

Bear with me – Be patient with me.

Cat’s out of the bag – A secret has been revealed.

Cry wolf – Raise a false alarm.

Fish out of water – Someone who feels out of place in their surroundings.

Horse around – To play roughly or behave in a silly manner.

Rat race – A stressful, competitive, and tiring way of life.

Can you use one of these expressions to talk about your own life?

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5 thoughts on “#280 6 English Animal Expressions You Need to Know”

  1. Hi Michael , really intersting and beneficial . Your podcast helps improving my english so much i can believe

  2. Hi Michelle, I hope you’re doing well. In 2021, when I joined the translation department, I discovered that I did not fully understand my professor’s lectures, and I was frustrated and disappointed about that. Then, one of my classmates advised me to check out your podcast, and I have been listening since then, in which I immediately noticed the improvement in my language.

    Now I’m so happy to share with you that I graduated with first honors and, last month, I had my first conference interpretation, and my supervisor admired my language and pronunciation. I think you made a huge positive impact in my life. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Nouran. A big thanks to your classmate for recommending the podcast! I love to hear it.
      Even more, I’m so happy you noticed some improvements since listening. I’m sure all the hard work is down to you though. Your comment still put a big smile on my face.
      Congratulations for graduating! Wish you a happy and successful future 🙂

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