The English language is full of phrases and idioms that we often use without understanding them. Here are some popularly used idioms and their meanings…
Eager beaver: A person who is eager to work extra.
Example: Seema is a real eager beaver and she will do very well in her job.
Get on one’s high horse: Behave with arrogance.
Example: Seema is always getting on her high horse and telling people what to do.
Hold one’s horses: Be patient.
Example: Hold your horses while I finish this typing.
In the doghouse: In disgrace or disfavour.
Example: He is in the doghouse with his teacher because he did not do his homework.
Let the cat out of the bag: Reveal a secret.
Example: The teacher let the cat out of the bag when she told the class about the picnic plans.
Put the cart before the horse: Do things in the wrong order.
Example: Organising an event around a movie before buying tickets is putting the cart before the horse.
Take the bull by the horns: Take decisive action and not worry about the results.
Example: My mother decided to take the bull by the horns and arrange my sister’s wedding.