Christmas Idioms: Do Not Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

Here are some more idioms for you including the phrase, 'Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!'

This is an example of an idiom:






= To look a gift horse in the mouth

To look in a critical way at something that has been given to one *

*Merriam-Webster dictionary











This is how the idiom is used in a conversation:




Student A: I've got a new violin.

Student B: You've been talking about getting a new violin, haven't you?

Student A: Yes, but I'm not very happy about it. One of the strings has broken.

Student B: How much did you pay for it?

Student A: Nothing, it was a present.

Student B: You shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. You can always replace the broken string.

Student A: That's true. I'm lucky really. Another friend had to buy her own.









What is an idiom?

An idiom is a figurative expression or saying; it has an established meaning that isn’t directly linked to the individual words.

Here is another example of an idiom related to Christmas:


To have something wrapped up / To wrap something up

To have something wrapped up / To wrap something up

A: Let's play through the music one more time then we can end the rehearsal.

B:Great we've played it perfectly now. Let's wrap things up and go home. See you next time.

A: Bye!

To have something wrapped up / To wrap something up = To complete something like a task or activity



Click on the link to listen to some more conversations containing idioms related to Christmas. Check back to the blog later for the answers.


Try using some Christmas idioms in your conversation this week. You'll sound more like a native speaker, if you use the phrases correctly. Go on, you'll have it all wrapped up, if you do!!!


Can you think of any other idioms related to Christmas? Please share them in the comments.


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