You all know what water creatures are right? If not, I’ll tell you…

​By water creatures, I’m talking about any animal that lives in the sea, lakes or rivers.​

idioms and expressions with water creatures

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with different water creatures.

Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.​

fish expressions

A fish is a creature with fins, a tail and scales which lives and breathes under water.

FUN FACT – ‘To fish’ is also a regular verb, it means to catch fish for sport or to eat.

fish expressions and sayings
fish sayings - a big fish in a small pond
fish sayings - different kettle of fish
fish sayings - drink like a fish
fish expressions - fish for compliments
fish expressions - have bigger fish to fry
fish expressions - like a fish out of water
fish expressions - packed in like sardines
fish idioms - red herring
fish idioms - smell fishy

water creature idioms

Let’s take a look at some idioms about sea animals.

animal idioms - water creatures
eel idioms - as slippery as an eel
clam idioms and sayings - clam up
crocodile idioms and expressions - crocodile tears
frog sayings and phrases - have a frog in one's throat
whale sayings and phrases - have a whale of a time
shark expressions and sayings - loan shark
cockle idioms - warm the cockles of one’s heart