List of animal idioms beginning with G and meanings
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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 beginning with G
get (someone`s) goat
- to annoy someone
My friend is always complaining about the way that I do things which gets my goat.
get off one`s high horse
- to begin to be humble and agreeable
I wish that my supervisor would get off her high horse and begin to think about how other people feel about things.
get on one`s high horse
- to behave with arrogance
My friend is always getting on her high horse and telling people what to do.
go ape (over someone or something)
- to become highly excited or angry about someone or something
Our teacher will go ape if you do not finish the work that was due today.
- to behave wildly
The soccer fans went hog-wild when they arrived in the city for the game.
go to the dogs
- to deteriorate, to become bad
Many things in our city have gone to the dogs during the last ten years.
go whole hog
- to do everything possible, to be extravagant
We went whole hog in our effort to make the convention a success.
grin like a Cheshire cat
- to grin or smile broadly
The little boy was grinning like a Cheshire cat when he entered the room.
the hair of the dog that bit one
- a drink of alcohol that one takes when recovering from a hangover
The man had the hair of the dog that bit him before he ate breakfast.
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