Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday is a special day--it's the day when I link to my column!

The good thing about writing a column involving dogs is that you're pretty much guaranteed to get a response.  Even when responders tell you to feel guilty for making your dog fat.

And speaking of animals--can you help me think of phrases and idioms featuring animals--curiosity killed the cat, when pigs fly, etc.

Thank you!


Anna said...

cat got your tongue?
stubborn as a mule
the bluebird of happiness
busy as a bee
As quick as a hare
a little bird told me
Those are the ones we could round up in our family.

Joseph Ramirez said...


deer in the headlights
don't be chicken!
monkey see, monkey do
quit horsin' around
birds of a feather flock together
a leopard doesn't change his spots
like a bull in a china shop
poor as churchmice
like water off a duck's back
don't count your chickens until they're hatched
i don't give a rat's butt
a hawkish stare

Rochelle said...

As blind as a bat
We're off like a herd of turtles
Quick like a bunny

Erin said...

the tortise and the hare (not quite an idiom, but close)
as blind as a bat
busy as a beaver
drunk as a skunk
as gentle as a lamb
as sick as a dog
strong as an ox
beat a dead horse
black sheep of the family
bright eyed and bushy tailed
cash cow
cat got your tongue?
cat burglar
(I used to have my high school students come up with similar lists. They loved this activity)

Rachel said...

Killed two birds with one stone
What's good for the goose is good for the gander

James said...

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Don't get fleeced
stubborn as a mule
crocodile tears
monkey on your back
Harry Reid is a Jackass...(not really, but I just heard that one in church not long ago.)

Kamp Kyburz said...

As cold as it is outside, I'm surprised no one has mentioned "two dog night"...or is that "three dog?" And my mom used to say, while telling exciting stories...(she was the only person I ever heard say this)..."I about had kittens!" You know, like a punch line.