Idiom – Ants in your pants

  • Idiom – Ants in your pants
  • Meaning – To be unable to sit still because you are excited or nervous about something.
  • This is an easy idiom to remember! Just imagine how difficult it would be to sit still with hundreds of ants in your pants
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • Someone is agitated and unable to sit still.
  • A person is impatient and doesn’t want to sit down.
  • A young child is overexcited about going somewhere and is very active.
  • You are watching a nervous person move around restlessly in their chair.
Example:
  • “Please calm down! Have you got ants in your pants? Your friends will arrive soon.”
 Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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