#IOTW: Idioms expressing enthusiasm

In this session, I would like to share some idioms to express enthusiasm, eagerness, and motivation. Are you ready? Here we go! #IOTW

1. ANTS IN ONE’S PANTS. Meaning: people who are very restless or excited about something.

Example 1

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.

Example 2

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.

Example 3

My student arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7 AM and studied all day.

4. EAGER BEAVER: a person who is hardworking and enthusiastic; one who habitually takes on more tasks or works harder than others.

Example 4

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.

Example 5

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

“@rogeranes: 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.”

Okay, it’s a wrap for today’s session. Have a good night everyone! :)

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on August 15th, 2015





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