Idioms related to animals

ants in one’s pants People who have ants in their pants are very restless or excited about something.
take bull by the horns To take the bull by the horns means that a person decides to act decisively in order to deal with a difficult situation or problem.
let the cat out of the bag If you let the cat out of the bag, you reveal a secret, often unintentionally.
like cat and dog People who argue or fight like cat and dog frequently have violent arguments, even though they are fond of each other.
crocodile tears To shed crocodile tears means to shed false tears or show insincere grief.
elephant in the room A problem that no one wants to discuss, but is so obvious that it cannot be ignored.
could eat a horse To say that you could eat a horse means that you are very hungry.
black sheep The black sheep is one who behaves differently or badly, and is considered disreputable by the other members of the family.
cry wolf To cry wolf is to call for help when you are not really in danger.  Consequently, nobody believes you when you really need help.

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