Spring Idioms

Nothing is better than the coming of Spring. The snow melts, the flowers bloom and it feels good to go outside and feel the sun on your face.

It is almost Easter, the time to get the family together for Easter eggs and roasted lamb.

In this video I shall present you with some Spring Idioms. So, let’s get started!

  • No spring chicken  to be rather old

e.g. She dressed young even though she was no spring chicken.

 

  • To put a spring in one’s step –  to make one feel happy

   e.g. A few meetings with Mary seems to have put a smile on his face and a spring in his step. Anyone can see that he is full of confidence now.

 

  • a good egg- a good or reliable person

   e.g. Even though she was unpopular she was still a good egg.

 

  • a happy bunny- someone who is satisfied with a situation

    e.g. His loving and supportive family made him a happy bunny.

 

  • the grass is always greener on the other side- life seems better somewhere else

   e.g. The people who think that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence are most of the times disappointed because their expectations are too high.

 

  • a ray of sunshine- a person that is a positive influence or makes other people happy.

 e.g. The passion of the new teacher was like a ray of sunshine in the class.

 

  • spring fever- refers to a general feeling of restlessness and excitement because the weather becomes warmer in Spring

e.g. The children all have spring fever so cannot concentrate on their studies.

 

  • full of the joys of Spring- happy, enthusiastic and/or full of energy

 e.g. She ran to school because she was full of the joys of Spring.

 

  • put all your eggs in one basket- to depend for your success on a single person or plan of action

e.g. He had a plan B to avoid putting all his eggs into one basket.

 

  • spring into action- used to say that something is done quickly and with energy or force

e.g. She slept through her alarm so had to spring into action if she was to arrive at work on time.

 

  • busy bee- someone who is always busy

e.g. He was such a busy bee that he finished all the day’s work in the morning and in the afternoon, he started on the work of the next day.

 

One of my favourite novels is “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. I am sure you will like the following quote from it as much as I do.

“ Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”

 

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