Saturday, March 29, 2008

Idiom Focus: Animal Idioms 12

Every Saturday I'll give you a couple of idioms to learn. An idiom is a saying or phrase whose meaning cannot be taken from the literal meanings of the words.

get someone’s goat: to irritate or annoy someone, especially on purpose

In school some of the boys used to throw paper airplanes, and really get the teacher’s goat.

get on one’s high horse: to act superior and bossy

He’s such a know-it-all, always getting on his high horse and bossing the other workers around.

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