WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
In our last edition of WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, Dr. English asked you to find the meanings of some common slang expressions related to animals. Here are the answers:
Cat got your tongue? – Nothing to say?
Ex: If you ask someone a question and they don’t respond immediately, you could ask “Cat got your tongue?”
Running around like a chicken with its head cut off- Running around like crazy.
Ex: She is trying to do so many things at once. She is running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Raining cats and dogs – Raining a lot.
Ex: In Vancouver it always seems to be raining cats and dogs!
Kill two birds with one stone – Do two things at the same time.
Ex: I am going to stop at the post office on the way to the bank so I can kill two birds with one stone.
In the dog house – In trouble.
Ex: Her boyfriend forgot her birthday. He is going to be in the dog house tonight!
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