rat idioms and expressions
Here’s a list of idioms about rats.
- love rat
meaning – a cheat/an adulterer
example – I’m fed up of dating love rats, why can’t I find a nice faithful guy?
- rat on someone
meaning – report someone’s bad behaviour
example – Who ratted on me? I know it was one of you.
- rat race
meaning – people compete for money, power, and jobs
example – I quit the rat race 5 years ago to work on a farm. I’ve never looked back.
- smell a rat
meaning – be suspicious of something or someone
example – The police smelt a rat when the suspect’s alibi was proved to be false.
rat idioms and expressions with pictures
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