Mother's Day Idioms
Happy Mother’s Day!
There are lots of idioms in English related to to Mothers. So, let’s celebrate a mother of a great holiday with some sweet idioms related to moms around the world!
Study the idioms below and try using them in your next conversations.
1. mother lode
large supplies of a resource, especially mineral ore
• California was a mother lode of gold in the 1800’s.
• We struck oil! It’s a mother lode.
Note: Watch out for the spelling.
X – mother load
O – mother lode
2. mother tongue
your native language
• I study Spanish, but English is my mother tongue.
• During the test, you must use English, not your mother tongue.
your home country
• I live in Japan, but Brazil is my motherland.
• Today, we fight to save our motherland!
4. like mother, like daughter (also “like father, like son)
when a parent and child are very similar
• She sings beautifully, just like her mother.
Like mother, like daughter.
5. the mother of all
the biggest and most impressive
• Avengers Endgame is the mother of all superhero movies.
• I have the mother of all headaches.
6. a face only a mother can love
• That boy has a face only a mother can love.
• That’s your girlfriend? She has a face only a mother can love.
7. necessity is the mother of invention
needing something leads to new ideas
• We needed a way to communicate better so we built a translation app.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
8. mama’s boy
a weak male, overly dependent on his mother (offensive)
• My cousin is a real mama’s boy. He depends on his mother for everything.
• I don’t like that guy. He’s so weak. Seems like a real mama’s boy.
9. mother nature
nature, especially when we describe her as a living character
• We’ve been polluting the earth, and now mother nature is very angry.
• I love getting away from the city and spending some time with mother nature.
10. mother hen
an person who helps others a bit too much, fussy, or bothersome
• I don’t need help. I can do this myself. Don’t be a mother hen.
• My neighbor is a mother hen. She always helps people when they don’t need it.
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