• Samantha Bohannon

Spring Idioms

Spring is such a wonderful time of year! In honor of my favorite season, I decided to write about some popular idioms based on spring, events in spring, or spring weather.

An idiom is an expression that you can only know if you are familiar with the language and the culture of the language. Some people who speak the same language do not know the same idioms because they are from different countries or regions where the language is spoken. The only way to learn idioms is to learn them from a speaker of the language. Furthermore, idioms cannot be translated into other languages.

I hope you find this list insightful and fun!

Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

What it Means: To put all of your work or effort into one thing, and ONLY one thing, without thinking about any other options or the consequences of doing so.

Example: You shouldn't put all of your eggs in one basket when applying for college.

Meaning: You shouldn't only apply for one college in case you don't get in or it doesn't work the way you want it to.

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

What it Means: It is pouring down rain, or it is raining a lot, usually with reduced visibility.

Example: We went for a walk and it started raining cats and dogs before we could come back home! We are soaked!

Meaning: We went for a walk and it started to rain very hard. It rained so hard, we got soaked!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

What it Means: Sometimes the things we don't like or the things that are unpleasant are necessary for the things we do like or the things that are beautiful.

Example: Whenever I am sad, my mom reminds me that April showers bring May flowers.

Meaning: When I am sad, my mom reminds me that after the good things come the bad things; bad things happen so good things can happen.

Come Rain or Shine

What it Means: It will happen no matter what else may happen; nothing can stop it.

Example: We have to finish our homework tomorrow, come rain or shine!

Meaning: No matter what happens tomorrow, we HAVE to finish our homework.

Ain't No Spring Chicken

What it Means: Be not as young as you once were, or to be older.

Example: I ain't no spring chicken! I can't ride a bicycle anymore.

Meaning: I'm no longer young and I can no longer ride a bicycle because of it.

Knee-High to a Grasshopper

What it Means: A young child.

Example: When he wasn't more than knee-high to a grasshopper, he would play outside all day.

Meaning: When he was a young child, he would play outside all day.

A Spring in Your Step

What it Means: Feeling energized or full of energy; excited.

Example: She had a spring in her step as she got ready to meet her friends.

Meaning: She was full of energy and excited as she got ready to go and meet her friends.

Spring into Action

What it Means: To get ready or get started on something.

Example: She knew it was time to spring into action on her project.

Meaning: She knew it was time to get ready and get started on her project.

Fresh as a Daisy

What it Means: To be happy or full of energy; young.

Example: She woke up feeling fresh as a daisy.

Meaning: She woke up feeling full of energy or well-rested.

Social Butterfly

What it Means: Extroverted; likes to talk or connect with everyone; talkative.

Example: Luka is a social butterfly; he talks to everyone and has many friends.

Meaning: Luka likes to talk to people; he talks to everyone.

I chose idioms for this post based on their relation to spring: using the word spring, being about rain or animals, and relating to flowers. There are many more spring idioms and I have just provided a few that may be fun or useful to learn!

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