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Rabbit Idioms

Updated on September 22, 2014

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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"Rabbit Food."

A term often related to salads. For example: my brother says that salads are tasteless - they are for rabbits.

Startled Rabbit
Startled Rabbit

"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.

"Rabbit."

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.

"Rabbit Punch."

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.

Why not try out these Idiom tests - just for fun...... - just fill in the missing word

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      kimark421 6 years ago

      Nice lens! Fortunately I didn't fall down the rabbit hole when I stumbled upon your lens.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Nice content. Rabbits are really nice creatures. My real favorites are pigs. Little piglets are so cute that I cannot fill it into words.

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      Fun lens. Thanks for sharing. s

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      xenoc 6 years ago

      love rabbit! rabbit carrot always together..great lens!

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      Tempus 6 years ago

      Glad I hopped by- nice lens. Thanks

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      LOL .. very funny lens. Love it.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      really enjoyed your lens. very nice one.

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      You've got a good lens franchise here!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      "Quick like a bunny" is an idiom I use a lot, and it always raises a smile. Great, fun lens.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      I learned a lot here! thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The expression "Punching Cattle on a Jack Rabbit" also means that Texans are so hot that they can do anything. This is also the tithe of my next art show. Although I am Canadian and live in West Virginia...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So idiomically fun...new word, just for you!

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      CrazyPirate 5 years ago

      "Rabbit Ears" I humbly contribute matey.

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      John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

      Enjoyed this lens.

      Cockneys use the term rabbit to signify excess talking. E.g. all she does is rabbit on all day.

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      All y'all Brits talk funny ... :) Nice lens!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      This is a fun lens. Some of the idioms were new to me.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @lionmom100: Thanks for the visit. Appreciated.

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      CrazyHomemaker 3 years ago

      Cute lens! You have some interesting lenses.

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      CrazyHomemaker 3 years ago

      Cute lens! You have some interesting lenses.

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago

      @CrazyHomemaker: Thank you - very much appreciated.

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