Alligator Idioms

1. Cry crocodile tears

To “cry crocodile tears” means to show false or insincere sympathy.

2. Eager beaver

An “eager beaver” is a person who is very enthusiastic and eager to get things done.

3. Chomping at the bit

To be “chomping at the bit” means to be eagerly anticipating something.

4. Cold-blooded

The phrase “cold-blooded” can be used to describe someone who is ruthless or lacking in empathy.

5. See you later, alligator

This is a playful phrase used to say goodbye.

6. Crocodile Dundee

This phrase refers to the character played by actor Paul Hogan in the “Crocodile Dundee” movie series. It can be used to refer to someone who is adventurous, brave, or tough.

7. Swamp out

To “swamp out” means to get rid of something unwanted or unpleasant.

These alligator idioms are commonly used in both formal and informal contexts, and they can add color and variety to your language.

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