Call the shots // Drop like flies // Let the cat out of the bag

Today we will review three new English idioms. Call the shots, Drop like flies, and Let the cat out of the bag. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each of the English idioms. After reviewing the information, try to make your own sentences. Then check out all of the other English Idioms.

ENGLISH IDIOMS

IDIOMMEANING
Call the shotsTo be in charge and tell people what to do
Drop like fliesMany people falling ill or dying around the same time
Let the cat out of the bagTo reveal a secret, usually accidentally

CALL THE SHOTS

#EXAMPLES
1Mary was the one calling the shots in the office.
2Who calls the shots at your school?
3Do you call the shots at home?

DROP LIKE FLIES

#EXAMPLES
1It was flu season and people were dropping like flies.
2The heat was unbearable and people were dropping like flies.
3In the beginning, a lot of people were interested, but after last week they started dropping like flies.

LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG

#EXAMPLES
1Someone must have let the cat out of the bag.
2The party was supposed to be a surprise, but someone let the cat out of the bag.
3He accidentally let the cat out of the bag when he was talking to her.

 

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