With the temperatures warming up, spring fever is in full swing and a couple of English idioms related to spring came to mind.
Spring is the season of activity and growth – as the weather warms up, trees and bushes begin to grow new leaves again and colourful flowers start to bloom. The days get longer, the nights get shorter, and most of us feel happier and more energised. It’s also a time that inspired many English idioms.
While you can find English idioms about every season, spring is the season with most English idioms. Most of the English idioms that are related to spring mirror the energetic and growing nature of springtime.
One of the best ways to remember English idioms is to put them in categories, so here are English idioms inspired by spring. Have you heard any of these English idioms before?
1. Spring into Action
This English idiom is used for saying that something is done quickly and with energy or force.
2. No spring chicken
A person who’s not exactly young anymore.
3. A spring in someone’s step
An English idiom used for saying that someone looks as if they are happy and full of energy.
4. To Spring to mind
To appear suddenly in your thoughts, immediately think of someone or something. When someone mentions spring, all these English idioms will spring to mind!
5. To spring to life
To suddenly start moving.
6. To spring out of something
To jump out of something.
7. To spring someone on something
To surprise someone with something.
8. Full of the joys of spring
To be very happy and enthusiastic.
9. Spring clean
To thoroughly clean a place, especially in springtime.
10. Spring fever
A feeling of restlessness and excitement because spring is coming and the weather is getting warmer.
Spring English Idioms: Test yourself!
1. As soon as the boss came in the door, everyone ______________.
2. I don’t know how old Mike is, but obviously he is ______________.”
3. He’s had a __________ since he met Joanna.
4. Say the word “Australia” and a vision of beaches and blue seas immediately ____________.
5. After about eight o’clock the city springs to life.
6. The cat sprang out of the closet when I opened the door.
7. I hope he’s not going to _________ any crazy __________ on us at the meeting this morning.
8. He bounced into the office, full of _______________.
9. I gave the kitchen a ____________ at the weekend.
10. ‘A few kids had ___________ and thought was a good reason to skip finals, but I went to school every single day.’
Did you use the Spring English idioms correctly? Find out by clicking here.
Now try to learn English idioms related to other seasons: Winter English idioms.