We display an extra ordinary reliance on the
world of animals to express ourselves:-graceful
as a swan, sly as a fox, doe-eyed, crocodile tears,
snail’s pace, foxy look, dogged determination, bee
in the bonnet, an albatross around the neck,
sing like a cuckoo, bray like a donkey, jump
like a monkey,roar like a lion, dance like a
peacock, move like a swan, run like a deer,
talk like a parrot etc.
The animal kingdom and nature in general, is
therefore a rich source of this common pool of
meaning. Eg:goose bumps, bull-headed; such
expressions paint a picture of the quality, we
want to describe.
Quote:When it rains, all the ordinary birds take shelter
under the tree.However, the noble eagle faces the rain
by flying high above the clouds. The underlining message
is that even if the problem is the same to all,each one faces
it in a unique way.