List of animal idioms about sheep and their meanings
How does the list works?
There are 3 parts to each idioms the first part is what the idiom is, then an explanation of what it means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.
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- Animal idioms about a wolf
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- Animal idioms about a cow
- Animal idioms about a mouse
- Animal idioms about dogs
- Animal idioms about monkeys
- Animal idioms about horses
- Animal idioms about pigs
- Animal idioms about sheep
- Animal idioms about rats
Animal idioms about sheep
as gentle as a lamb
- very gentle
The girl is as gentle as a lamb when she is with her little sister.
as innocent as a lamb
- having no guilt, naive
The little girl is as innocent as a lamb and everybody loves her.
as meek as a lamb
- quiet, docile, meek
The secretary was as meek as a lamb when she went to ask her boss for a salary increase.
the black sheep of the family
- the worst or the most unpopular or disliked member of a family
My cousin is the black sheep of the family and nobody likes to talk about him.
get (someone`s) goat
- to annoy someone
My friend is always complaining about the way that I do things which gets my goat.
in two shakes of a lamb's tail
- very quickly
I promised that I would meet my friend in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
like lambs to the slaughter
- quietly and without complaining about the dangers that may lie ahead
Our football team went like lambs to the slaughter to play against the best football team in the country.
separate the sheep from the goats
- to divide people into two groups
We had to separate the sheep from the goats when we began to make selections for the school choir.
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