Do your students love learning idioms? They will be all ears when you teach them idioms for Easter and springtime.
We hope you love ESL-Library’s latest poster of idioms! You can use this poster to talk about spring, nature, or Easter. Share it, print it, Pin It!, or post it in your classrooms. Here are some ideas for using this poster in class. Click on the image for the full-sized, high-quality printable poster. You may also want to check out ESL-Library’s lesson plans and resources for teaching about spring and Easter.
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Here are some sample sentences that you can use with this poster:
have all of one’s eggs in one basket
to put all of your thoughts, energy, and time into one plan
I know you want to be a singer, but don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
spring into action
to get to work suddenly
The mall doors open in five minutes. We need to spring into action for the sale!
be no spring chicken
to not be young and energetic anymore
My grandchildren tire me out. I’m no spring chicken!
have spring fever
to be full of joy that the spring season has arrived
I must have spring fever. I bought a new wardrobe and got my hair done.
egg someone one
to encourage someone to do something risky
My friends egged me on as I looked over the cliff.
walk on eggshells
to act in a nervous manner
Everyone walks on eggshells when the boss is in a bad mood.
a ray of sunshine
a person who brings joy when he or she arrives
The new hostess at the restaurant is a ray of sunshine. Customers love her!
nip something in the bud
to put an end to a problem before it gets bad
If we don’t nip it in the bud, this leak will cause a flood.
the grass is always greener on the other side
to feel like an alternative will be better, even though it probably won’t be
We moved to the city, and now we miss our small town. The grass is always greener on the other side.