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Animal Idioms

All of these idioms have animals in them...
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1. Wow! It's raining cats and dogs today, and I forgot my umbrella!
a)I forgot my umbrella today.
b)It's raining heavily.
c)Cats and dogs are falling from the sky.

2. When I told my mom I would be home around 2 am, she had a cow!
a)My mom was really upset.
b)My mom bought a baby cow.
c)My mom is really strange.

3. Jean:  How did you know it was my birthday today?
    Susan: Oh, a little birdie told me!
a)Jean told Susan it was her birthday.
b)Susan told Jean it was her birthday.
c)An unnamed person told Susan about Jeanís birthday.

4. Frank: Why didnít your brother ride the roller coaster with us?
      Sam: Oh, heís such a scaredy cat! He wonít ride on any fast rides.
a)Samís brother didnít go to the roller coaster.
b)Samís brother is afraid to ride the roller coaster.
c)Samís brother is a cat.

5. When the telephone salesman told me I could buy some concert tickets for only $10.00 if I gave him my credit card number, it seemed a little fishy to me, so I hung up the phone.
a)I thought he was dishonest and I felt suspicious of him.
b)I thought he smelled like a fish and I didnít like that.
c)I thought he was playing a joke.

6. I never learned how to use a computer, so I lost my job to a new employee. Itís a dog-eat-dog world.
a)People treat each other like dogs.
b)Only the best will keep their jobs.
c)Dogs are eating dogs at the office.

7. This is a suspicious situation.
a)It's fishy.
b)It's raining cats and dogs.
c)Itís a dog-eat-dog world.

8. My sister got really upset when I drank the last of the milk.
a)She's a scaredy-cat.
b)She had a cow.
c)A little birdie told me.

9. It's raining and raining and raining!
a)Itís a dog-eat-dog world.
b)It's a scaredy-cat.
c)It's raining cats and dogs.

10. The best always win.
a)A little birdie told me.
b)Itís a dog-eat-dog world.
c)It's fishy.

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