Source: Mad as a Wet Hen!: And Other Funny Idioms by Marvin Terban and Giulio Maestro
Have you ever been so angry that you were mad as a wet hen? The meanings of 134 lively idioms are explained in this entertaining and useful book.◼MY OTHER ANKI DECKS
For more information, please see the Essential Idioms in English page.
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Section 1: Animals
in the doghouse
He's in disgrace for doing something bad.
"He's in the doghouse now."
In an old story, a wife was so angry at her husband that she made him sleep in the doghouse. Today a person is "in the doghouse" when he's done something so awful that other people are annoyed with him and don't want him around.
Section 5: Food
piece of cake
That's very easy to do.
"That's a piece of cake."
Section 3: Feelings
upset the applecart
He's ruined some carefully made plans.
"He's upset the applecart."
A farmer gently picks apples and loads them cautiously into his wagon. He drives slowly down the road to market. Crash! Someone knocks into him and spills all his apples. The farmer's plans are surely ruined.
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