ANIMAL EXPRESSIONS: CHICKEN
ANIMAL EXPRESSIONS: CHICKEN: meaning and examples
Today we will finish our series of Daily Vitamins about animal expressions. Today's animal, chicken, creates a few humorous expressions that I like a lot.
Today's 1st expression is: to run around like a headless chicken (US: to run around like a chicken with its head cut off)
It means: to be very busy and active (and probably nervous or upset) trying to do a lot of things in a short time.
I wish I had more time to do the things that I love; instead I'm usually running around like a headless chicken; I'm too busy!
Today's 2nd expression is: to chicken out (of doing something)
It means: to decide not to do something because you are afraid.
Tim: You're not going chicken out, are you?
Lisa: No...but it's been a long time since I've skied and this is a very steep hill!
Today's 3rd expression is: to be no spring chicken
It's means: to no longer be young (humorous)
I turned forty last year. You could say that I'm no spring chicken.
There are many more animal expression in the English language, this week we were only able to give you a sample. I hope you enjoyed them.
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Have a nice day and an excellent weekend!