Community Carnival Vocabulary

I was given a pamphlet last week about a community carnival in a part of Auckland, New Zealand. I noticed there was a lot of interesting vocabulary about fairs, in this case called a carnival, so I thought I would create a chart about it. This is an example of English...

Cat got your tongue?

Cat got your tongue? This is a shortened way of saying: Has the cat got your tongue? This idiom can mean the following: Have you nothing to say? Why are you not talking? Why are you not saying anything? Why don’t you answer me? The idiom is used to compel someone to...

It’s raining cats and dogs

You may have heard the expression “It’s raining cats and dogs” and wondered what it means. When someone uses this English idiom, it means that it is raining very heavily. That there is a downpour (heavy rain). Oh course it has nothing to do with...

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