No, no, no~
pigs might fly
said when you think that there is no chance at all of something happening
- I'll have finished it by tomorrow.
- And pigs might fly!
to eat a lot or too much
We pigged out on all the delicious cakes and pastries.
make a pig's ear of sth
to do something badly, wrongly, or awkwardly 弄糟，搞砸
He's made a real pig's ear of that bookcase he was supposed to be making.
work like a dog
to work very hard
You can work like a dog and still not make ends meet.
love me, love my dog
said to warn someone that if they want to be in a relationship with you they must be willing to accept everything about you
It was a case of love me, love my dog.
the hottest days of the summer
People jump into fountains in dog days.
put on the dog
to act as if you are more important than you are
Will you lend me your new suit and five thousand dollars? I want to put on the dog for my new girlfriend tonight.
a person who has done something bad that brings embarrassment or shame to his or her family
He's the black sheep of the family.
a wolf in sheep's clothing
a person with a pleasant and friendly appearance that hides the fact that they are evil
The whole truth came out at last that he was a wolf in sheep's clothing .
someone who has a lot of money, especially someone in charge of a company who has the power to increase their own pay
The report criticized boardroom fat cats who award themselves huge pay increases.
let the cat out of the bag
to allow a secret to be known, usually without intending to
I was trying to keep the party a secret, but Mel went and let the cat out of the bag.
the rat race
a way of life in modern society, in which people compete with each other for power and money
He decided to get out of the rat race, and went to work on a farm.
smell a rat
to recognize that something is not as it appears to be or that something dishonest is happening
He's been working late with her every night this week - I smell a rat!
behaviour that is not acceptable or is dishonest
The teacher suspected that there had been some monkey business going on while she was out of the room.
monkey around (UK also monkey about)
to behave in a silly and annoying way
The children were bored and started monkeying around.
to decide not to do something because you are too frightened
I was going to go bungee jumping, but I chickened out.
someone who seems unfriendly and who does not share their feelings
Our manager is a cold fish. He never jokes with us, and he only talks about work and business.
drink like a fish
to drink too much alcohol
I used to drink like a fish and get drunk all the time.
be like a fish out of water
to feel awkward because you are in a situation that you have not experienced before or because you are very different from the people around you
She felt like a fish out of water at the party because she knew no one there.