英语中关于动物的习惯用法

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Bird 鸟
1. He eats like a bird.他吃得很少。
2.A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.[谚」双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。
3.We’re all early birds in my family because we live on a farm.
由于我们生活在农场,所以全家人都起得很早。
4. Birds of a feather flock together.[谚]物以类聚,人以群分。
5.That’s for the birds!那毫无意义!
6.It’s an ill bird that fouls own nest.「谚」家丑不可外扬。
7. A little bird told me.有人私下告诉我。

Horse 马
8. He eats like a horse.他吃得很多。
9.That’s just a lot of horse and donkey dust! 那不过都是些废话!
10.It’s time to study now and stop horsing around.学习时间已到,别胡闹了。
11.I got it straight from the horse s mouth.我是听当事人亲口说的。
12. Just hold your horses!忍耐一下吧!
13. She works like a horse all day long.她整天辛辛苦苦地干活。
14.That’s a horse of a different color! 那完全是另外一回事。
15.You can take a horse to the water,but you can't make him
drink![谚]带马到河边容易,逼马饮水难!

Monkey 猴
16.Don't get your monkey up for nothing.别无缘无故生气。
17. You shouldn't monkey about with that machine, if you don't know
how to fix it.假如你不懂得修,就别瞎弄这台机器。
18.What kind of monkey business has been going on while I've been
away? 我不在的时候,出了什么事了?

Chichen 小鸡
19.Come on! Don’t be chicken! 来,别害怕!
20.Well,she’s certainly no spring chicken.她当然不再是个小丫头了。
21.Don't count your chickens before they're hatched! 「谚」不要过早乐观!

Owl 猫头鹰
22. He is as blind as an owl.他真是个瞎子。
23. He’s a wise old owl.他是个智叟。

Bear 熊
24.Every time l see my grandfather,he gives me a big bear
hug.每次见到爷爷,他都要紧紧地拥抱我。
25.Her husband is a real bear.她丈夫脾气确实坏。

Bee 蜜蜂
26.She’s always as busy as a bee.她总是忙忙碌碌。

Snail蜗牛
27.He walks at a snail's pace.他走路慢吞吞。

Worm 虫
28.He wormed his way through the narrow passage.他好不容易才走过那条狭窄的小路。
29.Every time l take the kids to the movies,they always worm around
in their seats.每次我带孩子们去看电影,他们好像总也坐不住似的。
30.l am a worm today.今天一点精神也没有。
31.A worm will turn.[谚〕如果被逼太甚,最温顺的人也会反抗。

Ants 蚂蚁
32.You’d think he has ants in his pants.你会觉得他坐立不安。

Bug 臭虫
33.It really bugs me when the bus comes late and l can’t go to work
on time。由于汽车晚点而不能按时上班,真让我感到烦恼。
34.l don’t feel well.I think I picked up some kind of bug in my
travels abroad.我感觉有点不适,可能是出国旅行时偶染微恙。
35.He’s a camera bug.他是个摄影迷。

Fish 鱼
36.Never offer to teach fish to swim.[谚」不要班门弄斧。
37.He’s like a fish out of water.他感到生疏。
38.He drinks like a fish。他喝起酒来不要命。
39.All’s fish that comes to his net。凡是到手的他都要。

hog 猪
40.When we were young,my sister and l shared the same bed,but she usually hogged all the room.小时候姐姐和我共睡一张床,可她总是占很多地方。
41.When he does something,he usually goes the whole hog.他要干什么,就真的干到底。

Crab 蟹
42.When he gets up in the morning,he’s usually a crab(或in a crabby mood).他早上起床时,总是很烦躁。

Sheep 羊
43.She had a rather sheepish smile. 她笑起来很害羞的样子,
44.He is a black sheep 他是个败家子。

dog 狗
45.Did you hear that Bob got a scholarship?What a lucky
dog!听没听说鲍勃得了奖学金?他真幸运。
46.He doesn’t have(或stand)a dog's chance.他根本没有机会。
47.Who’s the top dog in the company? 公司里谁是头儿?
48.Give a dog a bad name and hang him. 欲加之罪,何患无辞。
49.Every dog has his day.[谚]人人皆有得意时。
50.Love me,love my dog.[谚〕爱屋及乌。
51.Barking dogs do not(或seldom)bite.[谚] 吠犬不咬人。

Fox 狐狸
52.Watch out for him.He’s an old fox.防着点儿,他是只老狐狸精。

Mule 骡
53.He's more stubborn than a mule.他顽固得很。

Ape 类人猿
54.He went ape when he heard that he got the highest
grade.他听说自己得了最高分的时候,高兴得要发狂。

Cat 猫
55.Whatever you do,just don't let the cat out of the
bag!不管你干什么,只是不要泄露秘密!
56.The weather was terrible yesterday.It rained cats and dogs a
whole day. 昨天的天气真可怕,下了一整天的倾盆大雨。
57.A cat has nine lives.[谚]猫有九命。
58.That cat won’t jump.这一手行不通。

Lamb 羔羊
59.What a lamb she is! 她真是个小宝贝儿!
60.She looks like a lamb.她看上去很温柔。