- 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.