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Rabbit Idioms

Updated on November 22, 2017
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Ben is a semi-retired sixty something, having spent 30 years working within the UK Utility industry. A father of 3 boys and grandad of 3.

What Is An Idiom?

Hello world and welcome to my article on Rabbit Idioms

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.

I hope that you enjoy this article as much as I have in putting it together.

Rabbit Food - Idiom
Rabbit Food - Idiom

Rabbit Idioms 1 to 3

1. Rabbit Food

An idiom that is often related to salads. For example: my brother says that salads are tasteless - they are for rabbits.

2. Like a Rabbit caught in the headlights

An idiom that describes what it is like to be that frightened or startled that you cannot move.

3. A Rabbit trail

An idiom and way of saying that a person or a discussion has gone off at a tangent. A winding trail that leads nowhere.

Startled Rabbit - Idiom
Startled Rabbit - Idiom

Rabbit Idiom #4


A term used to say that someone is stealing, pinching - for example "Those sailors will rabbit anything that isn't chained to the deck.

Rabbit Idioms 5 to 8

5. To Turn Rabbit

An idiom with a way of saying that someone turned away in fright. Sometimes used to say that someone has pulled out - or chickened out of something.

6. Harmless as a pet Rabbit

An idiom that describes someone gentle / harmless.

7. To hunt two hares

An idiom that says a person is trying to accomplish two tasks at the the same time and will not succeed in either.

8. Pour Salt on Hares Tails.

To bluff - to threaten.

As harmless as a pet rabbit - idiom
As harmless as a pet rabbit - idiom

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A parody song about Animal Idioms - From Pacifica High School Spring Plays Festival

Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat - Idiom
Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat - Idiom

Rabbit Idioms #9 to #12

9. 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.

10. Rabbit Punch

A way of describing a blow to the back of the head.

11. Jack Rabbit Start

An idiom that describes a very sudden start from a standstill.

12. Quick Like a Bunny

A way of saying be quick, hurry, act without delay.

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

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Rabbit Idioms 13 to 14

13. Run With The Hare and Hunt With the Hounds.

A way of saying that you support both sides of an argument.

14. As Mad as a March Hare

A way of saying that a person is completely mad.

As Mad as a March Hare - Idiom
As Mad as a March Hare - Idiom


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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @CrazyHomemaker: Thank you - very much appreciated.

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      Cute lens! You have some interesting lenses.

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      Cute lens! You have some interesting lenses.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @lionmom100: Thanks for the visit. Appreciated.

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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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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

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

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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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      CrazyPirate 6 years ago

      "Rabbit Ears" I humbly contribute matey.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So idiomically word, just for you!

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I kind of expected to see "Hop To It" ... that's bunny related. Another fun lens on idioms!

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      anonymous 6 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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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      I learned a lot here! thank you

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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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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      You've got a good lens franchise here!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      really enjoyed your lens. very nice one.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      LOL .. very funny lens. Love it.

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      Tempus 6 years ago

      Glad I hopped by- nice lens. Thanks

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      xenoc 6 years ago

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

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      Fun lens. Thanks for sharing. s

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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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      kimark421 6 years ago

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