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Idiom workout: animals

It’s very common in spoken English to use idioms to express a particular feeling or to describe a situation in a more interesting way.

For example, instead of just saying ‘I’m tired’, someone might say ‘I’m dog-tired’ to express the fact that they are extremely tired.

Do you know any other idioms using the word ‘dog’? Have you ever heard of the expressions ‘a dogsbody’ or ‘to be in the doghouse’?

This short video gives you a couple more examples of idioms related to animals. Think how you could use them in your next conversation!

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