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6 idioms and expressions to welcome Spring


I’m happy to say that Spring has arrived in London. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the plants are beginning to flower. Life is good.

Of course, this immediately made me think of what idioms and expressions we have in the English Language that relate to Spring. After some research, I found six idioms and expressions I’d like to share with you that are commonly used.

The word spring' can be used as a noun and as a verb. It is an irregular verb and its forms are: spring (present), sprang (past simple), sprung (past participle).

1. Charlie has decided to spring his new idea on the committee at the next meeting. (to surprise someone with something)

2. After hours staring at her computer, Sarah sprang into action and started writing. (to suddenly start moving or doing something)

3. When Joe saw Maya enter the room, he sprang to his feet and crossed the room to greet her. ( to stand up quickly)

4. I woke up this morning and I was delighted to see that my tulips had sprung up overnight. (to appear suddenly)

5. The party always springs to life when Jenny is around. (become alive)

6. I don’t think nightclubs are for me anymore. After all, I’m no spring chicken. (not so young anymore)

Do you know other idioms and expressions with the word ‘spring’? Do you have similar expressions in your native language? Please share them with us.If you liked this post, please share it.

Ciao

Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat

Graduated in Politics and International Studies from the University of Southampton, UK in 1989. After 20 years in the world of Finance in such varied fields as life assurance, stockbroking, fund management, and wealth management, she decided to re-train as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Trainer. She studied for the CELTA at International House, London in 2009 and has since been a freelance English Language Trainer both offline and online.

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