Idiom – Rat race

  • Idiom – Rat race
  • Meaning – The modern daily way of life – a struggle to get a better job and improve our social life. The fierce competition we face in life if we want to improve our career and earn more money.
  • This idiom relates to the daily struggle for survival of the average rat.

When could you use this idiom?

  • You are having a bad week at work.
  • A relaxing holiday is coming to an end – and you wish it wasn’t.
  • You are working overtime so you can afford a better car.
  • Your are dreaming of early retirement.
  • “I dream of building a little house in the middle of the forest and living there forever with my bloke. I’ve had enough of the rat race!”
  • 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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