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20 / 06 / 2007
Animal Idioms

ANIMAL EXPRESSIONS: DUCK: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue with our series of Daily Vitamins that use animal expressions. Today's animal is duck (pato).

Today's 1st expression isto take to something like a duck to water

It means: to become used to something very easily, without problems or fears; to learn a new activity very easily.

Example 1
Liz has taken to motherhood like a duck to water.

Example 2
David has taken to his new school like a duck to water.

Today's 2nd expression is: to break the duck

It means: to be successful again, after a series of failures.

Example 3:
Madrid finally broke the duck, after years of not winning the league.

Today's 3rd expression isa dead duck

It means: someone or something that is not successful or useful.

Example 4:
The project was a dead duck from the start due to a lack of funding.

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I hope you have a nice day.