You all know what a donkey is right? If not, I’ll tell you…
A donkey is a domesticated mammal with hooves and is a member of the horse family. A donkey is smaller than a horse and has longer ears. They are used to help carry loads.
The word ‘donkey’ can be used as a mild insult for a stupid person.
e.g. The new apprentice is such a donkey, who employed him again?
donkey idioms and sayings
Here’s some idioms and expressions about donkeys.
- donkey work
meaning – the hard/boring work
example – Once all the donkey work is out of the way, we can relax a bit.
- donkey’s years
meaning – many years
example – I haven’t been to Scotland for donkey’s years.
- talk the hind leg off a donkey
meaning – someone who talks a lot/for a long time
example – I hate Andrew’s meetings, they last hours. That man could talk the hind leg off a donkey.
donkey idioms and sayings with pictures
Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with donkeys.
Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.
You can download a table of donkey idioms and sayings below.
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