You all know what a mouse is right? If not, I’ll tell you…

A mouse is a small rodent with big ears, eyes and a long tail. They are closely related to rats and are considered pests. The plural form of mouse is mice.

mouse idioms and expressions

Here’s a list of idioms about mice.

  • as quiet as a mouse
    meaning – very quiet or shy
    example – I’ve never heard your cousin speak, she’s as quiet as a mouse.
  • as poor as a church mouse
    meaning – very poor
    example – If you keep throwing your money away, you’ll be as poor as a church mouse.
  • play cat and mouse
    meaning – tease/pursue before turning violent
    example – I’ve been playing cat and mouse with this hot guy, but I think he has got bored of my games.

mouse idioms and expressions with pictures

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with mice. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.​

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