In this session, I would like to share some idioms to express enthusiasm, eagerness, and motivation. Are you ready? Here we go!
1. Ants in one’s pants. Meaning: people who are very restless or excited about something.
- “He’s got ants in his pants about starting his new job tomorrow.”
2. Bounce off the walls. Meaning: very excited about something; full of nervous energy.
- “Someone has to calm the children down. They’re bouncing off the walls.”
3. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Meaning: eager and alert; ready to do something; as alert and as active as a squirrel.
- “My student arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7 AM and studied all day.”
4. Eager beaver. Meaning: a person who is hardworking and enthusiastic; one who habitually takes on more tasks or works harder than others.
- “She works all the time – first to arrive and last to leave. She’s a real eager beaver!”
5. Put your heart (and soul) into. Meaning: very enthusiastic and invest a lot of energy and hard work in it.
- “I hope the show runs well because I have put my heart and soul into arranging it.”
Any of you want to share other idioms related to this topic? I would like RT some interesting ones :D #IOTW
“CHAMP AT THE BIT: Someone who is champing at the bit is ready and eager to start an activity. Example: The press conference was delayed for such a long time that the journalists were champing at the bit.” – @rogeranes
Okay, it’s a wrap for today’s session. Have a good night everyone! :)
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