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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-05-11 Words and Their Stories

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Now the VOA special program words and stories There are many American expressions about insects, Like bees for example, bees are known as very hard workers. They always appeared be busy, move around their home, so You must say you were as busy as a bee if you spend your weekend cleaning your house, In fact, you might say your house was a beehive activity, If your whole family was helping you cleaning You also might say you make a beeline for something ,if you went there right away, When we go to see a movie, my friend always makes a beeline for the place where they sell popcod Here is the expressions about bees,that is not used much more, But we like it anyway We think it was first used in the 1920, if something was **in the sky The bees’ need Now we admit that we do not know how this expression developed, In fact we did not even know if bees have needs. If your friend can not stop talking something , because she think it is important She has a bee in her body if someone asks you a personal question, you might say that is none of your bees vex. This means, none of your business. Speaking of personal questions, there is an expression people sometimes use ,when a child asked where do baby bees come from? Parents who discuss sex and reproduction say this is talking about the birds and the bees, hornets are bee-like insects that sometimes attack people. Say This is talking about the birds and bees , If you are really angry, you might say you are mad at a *,if you still ** You created trouble or problem. Butterflies are beautiful insects,. But you would not want to have Butterflies in your stomach ,that means to be nervous about having to do something, like speaking in front of a crowd. You would also not want to have ants in your *. That is, to be restless and unable to sit still. Here are some expressions about*, another word for insects. If a friend keeps asking you to do something you do not want to do, you might ask him to leave you alone or stop bugging me. A friend also might tell you again and again to do something. If so, you might say, he put a bug in your ear, if you are reading a book in your warm bed on a cold winter’s day, you might say you are * as a bug in a rug, and if you wish someone good night, you might say, sleep tight, don’t let the * bugs bite
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