Describe this: Big Kitty

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Idioms related to lion:

  • A leopard cannot change its spots
    –  One cannot change the basic way one is.
  • Got a tiger by its tail
    – to have become associated with something powerful and potentially dangerous; to have a very difficult problem to solve.
  • The lion’s share
    – the largest portion of something.
  • In the lion’s den
    – an unpleasant situation in which a person or group of people criticizes you or your ideas
  • Lion-hearted
    –  very brave; courageous
  • beard the lion
    – To confront risk or danger head on, especially for the sake of possible personal gain. Refers to a proverb based on a Bible story from I Samuel, in which a shepherd, David, hunts down a lion that stole a lamb, grasps it by the beard, and kills it.

Describe this: Hold your horses!

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Idioms related to horse:

  • Get off your high horse
    – stop being so arrogant
  • Stop horsing around
    – stop fooling around
  • you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
    – you can’t make people do what they don’t want to do
  • Straight from the horse’s mouth
    – you’ve something from the most authoritative or dependable source.
  • Making hay (while the sun shines)
    – to make the most of current opportunities
  • A charlie horse
    – muscle cramps in the legs
  • I could eat a horse.
    – very very hungry.
  • Don’t put the cart before the horse.
    – be patient and do things the right way, in the right order
  • That’s a horse of a different color.
    – when you bring something up that is unlike that which you are already talking about
  • Hold your horses!
    – hold on, be patient, stop what you’ve just started

Describe this: Every dog has his day

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Idioms related to dog:

  • as sick as a dog / dog-tired
    – very sick / very tired
  • bark up the wrong tree
    – to choose the wrong course of action, to ask the wrong person (a hunting dog may make a mistake when chasing an animal and bark up the wrong tree)
  • every dog has his day
    – everyone will have his chance or turn, everyone will get what he deserves
  • rub (someone/someone’s fur) the wrong way
    – to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)
  • rub (someone/someone’s fur) the wrong way
    – to irritate someone (just as you would irritate a dog or cat if you rub their fur the wrong way)
  • top dog
    – the most important person in an organization
  • you can’t teach an old dog new tricks
    – it is difficult for older people to learn new things

Describe this: Game changer

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Suggested expressions to use:

  • at this stage in the game: at this time
  • the ball is in your court: it’s your decision or responsibility to do something now
  • blow the competition away: win easily
  • level playing field: everyone has an equal chance
  • make the cut: be chosen to be part of a team or group
  • out of someone’s league: not as good as someone
  • settle a score with someone: get even with a person after a previous battle

Describe this: Sweet Revenge

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Suggested expressions to use:

  • “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Revenge proves its own executioner.” ― John Ford, The Broken Heart
  • “The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • “Beware the fury of a patient man.” ― John Dryden
  • “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.”― Francis Bacon
  • “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” ― EXODUS 21:24