- 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…
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.
- “Please calm down! Have you got ants in your pants? Your friends will arrive soon.”
- 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.