Autumn: grape, kite, leaf, pumpkin, squirrel

Autumn Idioms

Idiom Explanation Example
sour grapes having a negative attitude towards something because it cannot be obtained I don’t believe that you don’t like my jacket. I think you really like it and saying you don’t is just sour grapes.
high as a kite overexcited, drunk, euphoric from drugs The news is so good, I’m high as a kite right now.
fly a kite suggest something/get an opinion – Where are they? Why aren’t they here yet?
– I’m just flying a kite but maybe they are lost.
shake/tremble like a leaf shake or tremble because of fear The film was very scary and little Sadie sat on the couch trembling like a leaf when it was over.
some pumpkins someone or something special That Marla really is some pumpkins.
squirrel something away collect, save or hide something in a safe place I’ve got some chocolate squirrelled away here somewhere.
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Exercises C1

Complete the sentences with the words below.

kite – leaf – pumpkins – squirrelled

  1. —How did Lila afford that new bag?
    —I don’t know, she must have had some money   away.
  2. That was the best prank ever. Did you see Nancy? She was trembling like a  .
  3. Look at my new bike. It’s so beautiful and it has so many features. It’s the best bike I’ve ever seen. It’s some  .
  4. Have you been drinking? You look high as a  .

Choose the correct idiom.

  1. Ruby says that movie isn’t very good. I think it’s just because she’s not allowed to watch it.
  2. I just want to here, what do you think about these shoes?
  3. Look at my new phone. It’s so cool. It’s .
  4. I saw Michael just before the presentation. He looked very nervous and was

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