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January's idioms

Updated: Jan 25

Can you remember the idioms and idiomatic language that we've discussed in class recently? Here is a list of some of the idioms and other expressions we've talked about, together with lessons where they appeared. Sometimes they are in the original article, sometimes they just cropped up in our conversations. If you want to remember the idioms, you might have to find the original article where they appeared.

  • The pecking order - this was in our article about rescue chickens. It translates easily in German to die Hackordnung so is a good one to remember.

  • Bird-brained cropped up in the same article, If someone is bird-brained they have a small brain.

  • In the same lesson I also thought of the expression 'rule the roost' which means to be in complete control of something.

  • We discussed the jewel in the crown and the icing on the cake after reading about Eiswein

  • In the Monday class we watched a video about metaphors and talked about heartbreak, breaking the ice, couch potatoes and being fed up.


Which idioms did we discuss in December? Click here to find out.


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