영어 초보자들을 위해 정리해놓은 idioms 입니다.
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1. chicken out
– to decide not to do something out of fear (usually just before)
I was going to take a ride on Geoff’s motorcycle, but I chickened out when he gave me a helmet to wear.
2. clam up
– become quiet suddenly
Arthur clammed up when I asked him about his family.
3. copy cat
– a person who does the same thing as someone else.
My sister is such a copy cat. First she bought the same car as mine, and now she’s applying to my school.
4. dog days
– very hot days
I sleep in the basement during the dog days of August.
5. eager beaver
– a person who is excited about doing certain work
Ever since he got his new drill set, my husband has been an eager beaver around the house.
– odd, suspicious
I knew something fishy was going on when I saw all of my friends’ cars in my mom’s driveway.
7. have a cow
– get extremely upset ( often over something minor )
My teacher had a cow when she realized nobody had done the homework.
8. cat nap
– short sleep
I’m going to have a cat nap while you’re cooking dinner.
9. horse around
– play roughly
If you’re going to horse around, please go outside.
10. nest egg
– money saved for the future
We have a nest egg that we might have to use if Jin goes on sick leave.
11. pig out
– eat a lot of something
I pigged out on pancakes so I don’t have room for lunch.
12. fat cat
– a person with a lot of money and importance.
Mark’s parents own a home in an area where a lot of fat cats live.
13. duck soup
– something that is easily done with no problems.
Riding a bike is a duck soup for Melissa.
– to be stubborn
He won’t listen to any of us –he’s too bull-headed.