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there are many american expressions about insects.like bees for example.bees are known as very hard workers.they always appear to be busy,moving around their home or XXXX.so you might say you're as busy as a bee if you spend your weeken cleaning your house.in fact,you might say your house was a bee XXX activities if your whole family was helping your clean.you also might say you make a bee line for something if you went there right away.when we go to see a movie,my friend always make a bee line for the place where sells popcorn. here is a expression about bees that is not use anymore,but we like it anyway.we think it was XXX in the 1920s.if something was a XXX kind,you might say it was the big winds.we admit that we do not know how this expression develope,in fact we do not even know if bees have winds.if your friend can not stop talking about something because she thinks it is important,you might say she has a bee in her xxxx;if someone asks you a personal question,you might say that is not of your bees XXX,this means not of your bussiness. speaking of personal questions,there is an expression people sometimes use when their children ask "where do babies come from?".parents who disgust sex and XXX production say that this is talking about the birds and bees. hornets are bee-like insects that sometimes attack people.if you are really angry,you might say you are mad as a hornet.and you stir up a hornet'nest,you creat troubles or problems. 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 the crowd.and you will also not want ants in your pants,that is to be restless and unable to stay still. here are some expressions about XXX or bugs,another word for insects.if a friend keep asking you to do something you do not want to do,you might ask him to leave alone or stop bothering me,the friend also might tell you again and again to do someting,if so you might say he put a bug in your ear.if you was reading a book in your warm bed on a cold winter's day,you might say you were xx as bug in a rock.and if you wish someone good night,you might say sleep xx,don't let the big bug bites
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