473 – Six Bird Idioms

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It’s almost spring. You know, the time when flowers bloom and birds sing. Ah birds…you know, that reminds me. In English, we have a lot of idioms about animals, and since it’s almost spring, how about we take a look at some bird idioms! Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Jenny is a night owl. It’s hard for her to wake up early.
  • I was a night owl when I was in university, but these days I’m usually asleep by 11pm.
  • That scary movie last night gave me goosebumps.
  • I got goosebumps when I sat in the roller coaster seat for the first time.
  • The bullies in school were teasing Johnny but it was like water off a duck’s back because he’s a strong willed boy.
  • Even though the boss was yelling at me for missing my sales target, it was like water off a ducks back. I know I’m a good sales person. I just had a slow month.
  • It seems like Tommy was too chicken to ask that girl for a date.
  • There is no way I’m going to ask the boss for a day off. I admit it. I’m a chicken.
  • I finished my final exams and turned in all of my papers, so I am free as a bird.
  • Kathy finally broke up with her boyfriend, so she is as free as a bird. You should ask her out for a date.
  • The new salesman in our office is a nice guy, but he is a bit of a birdbrain. I had to tell him three times how to log into the database system.
  • Jenny’s new boyfriend might be a good looking guy, but he’s kind of a birdbrain.

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