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Idiomatic phrases → wild animals

What kind of wild animals do you know? What kind of wild animals are in your country? What kind of wild animals live in Russia?
In this article, there will be idioms that contain the names of some wild animals. Learn to understand and properly use idioms to make progress.
Idiomatic phrases → wild animals
Look at the idioms with the names of wild animals and try to learn some of them. And it is better to use them actively in speech ➝ correctly, without errors and in the right situation.

дели́ть шку́ру неуби́того медве́дя = work not done yet, not finished медве́дь на у́хо наступи́л = no ear for music медве́жья услу́га = disservice во́лком выть = grief, longing (крути́ться) как бе́лка в колесе́ = a lot of work, worries е́хать за́йцем = without a ticket (по)гна́ться за двумя́ за́йцами = two goals уби́ть двух за́йцев = achieve two goals дохо́дит как до жира́фа = to think slowly, think and understand (лить) крокоди́ловы слёзы = to pretend and not regret де́лать из му́хи слона́ = to exaggerate слы́шно, как му́ха лети́т = very quiet кома́р но́са не подто́чит = no one will find cons, cannot find fault стре́ляный воробе́й = experienced a lot пе́рвая ла́сточка = first experience рабо́чая пчела́ = likes to work замори́ть червячка́ = to have a snack как ры́ба в воде́ = comfortable как сельдь в бо́чке = little space, cramped (би́ться) как ры́ба об лёд = hard and no results когда́ рак на горе́ сви́снет = never
(показа́ть) где ра́ки зиму́ют = to teach a lesson, to do something on purpose so that a person understands

About the qualities / traits of a person:

голо́дный как волк (bungry) кра́сный как рак (shy, ashamed, burn out in the sun) трудолюби́вый как пчела́ (hardworking) хи́трый как лиса́ (cunning)
то́пает как слон / медве́дь (walks loudly) трусли́вый как за́яц (cowardly) неповоро́тливый как слон (clumsy) поёт как солове́й (beautiful voice or tells beautiful stories) грима́сничает как обезья́на (to grimace) нем как ры́ба (молчит, не говорит) рычи́т как тигр / лев (snarl)

As you can see, there are many idioms with the names of wild animals. And that's not all, but only the most popular ones.
It is important to learn how to use idioms in speech. And don't be afraid to make mistakes ➝ learn from mistakes.
Write your questions in the comments. 

1. What idiomatic phrases with the names of wild animals do you know? What idioms are there in your language?

2. What idioms do you see in these pictures?
"голодный как волк" "гримасничает как обезьяна"

"красный как рак" "трусливый как заяц"

3. Write 1-2 situations with idioms.

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