36 – Five Idioms with LIKE and Animals Lesson

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Happy works like a dog!

Idioms will help your English conversation sound more natural and colorful. Today, I am going to show you five idioms that use like and animals! The idioms are

  • eat like a pig
  • eat like a bird
  • eat like a horse
  • drink like a fish
  • work like a dog

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

  • A guy sitting a few tables next to me was eating like a pig.
  • Those kids were eating like pigs and they didn’t throw away their trash when they finished!
  • These days I often eat like a horse. I’m so hungry all the time.
  • In a similar way, when you are very hungry, you can say, I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!.
  • When someone eats like a bird, they eat very little.
  • My mom eats like a bird. It means she doesn’t eat very much.
  • Lori said her friend Jenny drinks like a fish.
  • I know I work like a dog all the time!

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Comments 3

  1. Good morning Michael,

    1. Michael had lunch at a bagel shop near his office.
    2. Michael’s mom and sister eat like a bird.

    Could you tell me where the bagel shop is?

  2. Hi Michael
    There are some similar idioms in my mother tongue” Persian ” as well.
    We say “working like a donkey ” for a hard working and “eat like a cow” for eating much more than usual.
    But these are impolite and abusive slang when we use them addressing someone. Do they have the same usage in English ?

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