ants in one's pants
unable to sit still or remain calm out of nervousness or excitement
Lisa had ants in her pants the day before her interview.
the birds and the bees
I learned about the birds and the bees when my baby brother was born.
a short sleep
I'm going to have a cat nap while you're cooking dinner.
cat's got one's tongue
said about someone who doesn't speak (usually due to shyness)
It looks like the cat's got your tongue, Lucy. Are you always this quiet?
to decide not to do something out of fear (usually just before)
I was going to take a ride on Geoff's motorcyle, but I chickened out when he gave me a helmet to wear.
become quiet suddenly
Arthur clammed up when I asked him about his family.
a person who does the same thing as someone else
My sister is such a copy cat. First she bought the same car as me, and now she's applying to my school.
very hot days
I sleep in the basement during the dog days of August.
dropping like flies
dying/giving up quickly
My roses are dropping like flies in this early frost.
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.
I knew something fishy was going on when I saw all of my friends' cars in my mom's driveway.
have a cow
get extremely upset (often over something minor)
My teacher had a cow when she realized nobody had done the homework.
hold your horses
wait and be patient
Hold your horses! I'll be done in the washroom in a minute.
Wow, I'm surprised!
Holy cow! I can't believe you ate everything on your plate.
If you're going to horse around, please go outside.
I'll be back with another one ;)
have other fish to fry means that I have other thing to do. is not ?
Yes that's correct..
Thanks for your help bibou !
Thank you ........
thank you very much. these are really usefull for us.