||A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
||Having something for certain is better than the possibility of getting something better.
||A bird's eye view.
||The appearance of something seen from above.
||A cat nap.
||A short sleep, during the day.
||A cold fish.
||Someone who doesn't show how they feel.
||A cuckoo in the nest.
||Someone who is part of a group but is different and often disliked, or a problem that grows quickly and crowds out everything else.
||A dark horse.
||A person who is secretive and often does something surprising.
||A dead duck.
||"A different kettle of fish"
||A different matter or issue.
||A dog and pony show.
||A show or other event that has been organized in order to get people's support or to persuade them to buy something.
||A fat cat.
||Someone who is very rich and powerful.
||Ants in one's pants
||Unable to sit still or remain calm out of nervousness or excitement
||Someone who is frightened for no reason.
||A shaggy dog story.
||A joke or story that's obviously not true or has a silly ending.
||A wolf in sheep's clothing.
||Someone who is dangerous, but pretends to be harmless.
||Bark worse than bite.
||Used to describe someone who makes threats but never carries them out.
||Barking up the wrong tree.
||The government was barking up the wrong tree with their proposal to sell off the UK's forests. To make the wrong choice, or ask the wrong person.
||Birds of a feather flock together.
||People who have similar characters or similar interests will often choose to spend time together.
||Bull in a china shop
||A person with no tact who upsets others or upsets plans
||A good way to make money
||A short sleep
||To decide not to do something out of fear (usually just before)
||A person who does the same thing as someone else
||A pearson who is excited about doing certain work
||Even a blind squirrel can find a nut once in a while.
||Sometimes people can be correct just by being lucky.
||Get the lion's share
||Get the greatest percentage
||Gone to the dogs.
||Used when someone or somewhere becomes less successful than it was.
||Has the cat got your tongue?
||Said when someone isn't saying anything.
||Hold your horses
||Wait and be patient
||It's raining cats and dogs!
||It's raining very heavily.
||A self-appointed group that decides what to do to someone who is supposed to have done wrong
||Kill two birds with one stone
||Get two things done at once
||Let sleeping dogs lie.
||Leave something alone if it might cause trouble.
||Like a fish out of water
||To be uncomfortable in a particular situation
||Living in cloud cuckoo land.
||Used to describe someone who has ideas or plans that are completely unrealistic.
||Look what the cat's dragged in!
||An insulting way of saying that someone has just arrived and they don't look good.
||Monkey see, monkey do
||Silly / unintelligent people tend to copy each other's actions
||Mutton dressed (up) as lamb
||To describe a woman who is dressed in a style that is more suitable for a much younger woman
||Not enough room to swing a cat.
||Used to describe a place that is very small.
||Raining cats and dogs
||Fierce, competitive struggle for power, position etc
||Sraight from the horse's mouth.
||To hear something interesting from someone actually involved.
||Something is fishy.
||Used when something is suspicious.
||Talk the hind leg off a donkey.
||To talk a lot.
||(the) birds and the bees
||The cat's whiskers.
||When someone thinks they're better than everyone else.
||The early bird catches the worm.
||If you do something in a timely manner you will succeed.
||The elephant in the room.
||A problem or situation that everyone knows about but no one mentions.
||The worm has turned
||When a usually meek person or group of people becomes angry.
||To badger someone.
||To pester someone into doing something
||To be a chicken or To be chicken or to be chicken livered.
||Someone who is cowardly.
||To be a fly on the wall.
||To want to be somewhere secretly, so you can overhear what is said.
||To be as sly as a fox.
||To be sneakily clever
||To be dog-eared.
||If something is dog-eared, it is in bad condition.
||To be dog tired
||To be exhausted
||To be like a bear with a sore head.
||To be in a bad mood.
||To be like a bull in a china shop.
||To be clumsy.
||To be like a cat on a hot tin roof.
||To be nervous and unable to keep still.
||To be like a dog with two tails.
||To be very happy.
||To be like a rabbit in the headlights.
||To be so frightened or surprised that you cannot move or think.
||To close (shut) the stable door after the horse has bolted.
||To try to fix something after the problem has occurred.
||To cry wolf.
||To raise a false alarm about something.
||To eat like a horse.
||To eat a lot.
||To have ants in your pants.
||To be unable to keep still because you are very excited or worried about something.
||To have a bee in your bonnet.
||To be obsessed about something.
||To have bigger fish to fry.
||To have more important things to do.
||To have a tiger by the tail.
||To have become associated with something powerful and potentially dangerous.
||To get someone's goat.
||To upset someone.
||To kill two birds with one stone.
||To solve two problems with a single action.
||To let the cat out of the bag.
||To reveal a secret.
||To look like the cat that got the cream.
||To look very pleased and a bit smug about something.
||To not give a hoot.
||To not care.
||To not give a monkey's.
||Used to express lack of concern or interest.
||To put a cat among the pigeons.
||To cause trouble.
||To pull a rabbit out of the hat
||To surprise everyone by suddenly doing something clever
||To talk turkey.
||To speak frankly and openly.
||To open a can of worms.
||To do something that exposes a very difficult issue or set of problems.
||Water off a duck's back.
||Said when someone doesn't let things upset them.
||What's sauce for the goose, (is sauce for the gander.)
||If you think something is acceptable for one person, it should also be acceptable for another person.
||Wouldn't say boo to a goose.
||Describes someone who is very nervous.