Animals

  • as gentle as a lamb
    нежный, ласковый
    Marion is as gentle as a lamb when she is with her baby daughter.
  • as innocent as a lamb
    невинный, наивный
    Sara is as innocent as a lamb; she still believes that all people are kind and generous.
  • as meek as a lamb
    послушный, кроткий как ягнёнок
    On the surface Kelly is as meek as a lamb, but I know that actually she is naughty and quarrelsome.
  • get (someone's) goat
    раздражать кого-либо
    My husband is very unpunctual, and it gets my goat.
  • in two shakes of a lamb's tail
    очень быстро
    "Please, wait for me. I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb's tail."
  • like lambs to the slaughter
    безропотно, покорно, "как агнец на закланье"
    Our baseball players went like lambs to the slaughter to meet the best team in our area.
  • separate the sheep from the goats
    отделить более компетентных людей от менее компетентных, разделить на две группы
    I am not at all sure that joining the military is a good way to separate the men from the boys.