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What is an Idiom
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An idiom helps to make our speech more expressive and colourful.
There are a number of idioms that are related to rabbits. Some of these can be somewhat negative and a little derogatory, but then some can be quite positive, even complimentary. When you use an idiom in everyday language, then it has a different meaning than the basic meaning or definition of the words as found in a dictionary.
An example of this might be "to throw in the towel." If taken literally, then you are being told to throw a towel. However, this phrase, or idiom is often used by someone to say that they are giving up or have stopped trying.
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A term often related to salads. For example: my brother says that salads are tasteless - they are for rabbits.
"Like a Rabbit Caught in the Headlights."
To be that frightened or startled that you cannot move.
"A Rabbit Trail."
A way of saying that a person or a discussion has gone off at a tangent. A winding trail that leads nowhere.
A term used to say that someone is stealing, pinching - for example "Those sailors will rabbit anything that isn't chained to the deck.
"To Turn Rabbit."
A way of saying that someone turned away in fright. Sometimes used to say that someone has pulled out - or chickened out of something.
"Harmless as a Pet Rabbit."
A way of describing someone gentle / harmless.
"To Hunt Two Hares."
A way of saying that a person is trying to accomplish two tasks at the the same time and will not succeed in either.
A parody song about Animal Idioms - From Pacifica High School Spring Plays Festival
Some cute and funny rabbits from YouTube
"Pour Salt on Hares Tails."
To bluff - to threaten.
A way of describing a blow to the back of the head.
"Pull a Rabbit Out Of The Hat"
To surprise someone by doing something they didn't think possible. Not surprisingly linked to magicians tricks - to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
"Quick Like a Bunny."
A way of saying be quick, hurry, act without delay.
"Jack Rabbit Start"
A very sudden start from a standstill.
"As Mad as a March Hare."
A way of saying that a person is completely mad.
"Run With The Hare and Hunt With the Hounds."
A way of saying that you support both sides of an argument.