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Do you put quotes around idioms?

As we briefly mentioned above, quotation marks are used in both styles of English to denote a term that is classified as an idiom, or is used in some non-standard way such as ironically or sarcastically. Americans put the period or full stop inside the quotes, while the UK does the opposite.

How do you find an idiom in a text?

Check for words or phrases that cannot be taken literally. “You have a chip on your shoulder” is one example. The literal meaning of this phrase is to hold a grudge. You will know you have found an idiom when the actual phrase does not make sense.

Did the cat bite your tongue meaning?

Cat got your tongue? Meaning: Asked to a person who is at loss of words. Origin: The English Navy used to use a whip called “Cat-o’-nine-tails” for flogging. The pain was so severe that it caused the victim to stay quiet for a long time.

What does cat that ate the canary mean?

Definition of like the cat that ate/got/swallowed the canary —used to say that someone looks very proud or satisfied about something he or she has done After pointing out his teacher’s mistake, he smiled like the cat that ate the canary.

Why do Canaries puff up?

Canaries normally puff up their feathers when they are sleeping or if they are cold. If they are not sleeping, however, and they remain puffed up for long periods of time, it may mean that your canary is unwell. Inspect their droppings. When you change the cage liner every day, check their droppings.

How do you tell if your canary is stressed?

Signs to look for include:

  1. Stress Bars.
  2. Feather Picking and/or Self Mutilation.
  3. Aggression.
  4. Loss of Appetite.
  5. Change in Vocalization.
  6. Repetitive Behavior.
  7. Fear.
  8. Boredom.

Can 2 male canaries live in the same cage?

It depends. Male canaries should be housed separately. Two males caged together WILL fight- sometimes until one is killed or both are injured badly. Males and females should NOT be kept together at any time except during the breeding season and during the molting period (BOTH must be in full molt, however).