Thanksgiving is here! To celebrate, we are bringing you a list of 5 idioms related to this American holiday.
What is Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, following a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress.
Thanksgiving is also a holiday in Canada, but there it is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Certain kinds of food are traditionally served at Thanksgiving meals. Turkey, usually roasted and stuffed (but sometimes deep-fried instead), is typically the featured item on most Thanksgiving feast tables, so much so that Thanksgiving is also colloquially known as „Turkey Day.” In fact, 45 million turkeys were consumed on Thanksgiving Day alone in 2015.
Idioms related to Thanksgiving
Example: After that delicious Thanksgiving dinner, I am stuffed, I probably won’t eat for a week or so.
Examples: 1. I served dinner and she gobbled up everything in less than 5 minutes! 2. I told him I was very busy and he gobbled it up! Now we can stay out late if we want to 😀
Examples: My cousin was a big smoker until he got his lab results back, right then he decided to go cold turkey and hasn’t smoked in over a year.
Example: Everyone began to invest in bitcoin as soon as it got to a really high exchange rate! Nobody wants to be left off the gravy train.
Example: Janet was in a car crash and was really mad at the state of her car, however, I reminded her to count her blessings – she is in good health!