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Research the meaning of the fallowing expression.- I try searching and can't find what they mean.

1.As thick as flies around a sorghum mill.
2.Like a cat in a corn crib
3.As nervous as a fish out of water.
4.As red as a turkey gobbler's nest
5."Sitting-hen" mad
6.Taking the bull by the horn.

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    1. Research sorghum. Why would flies flock to it?

    2. What rodent would feed on corn?

    3. This should be obvious.

    4. I think that's gobbler's neck (not nest).

    5. Can you imagine what a hen does when someone tries to take the egg she's sitting on?

    6. Research bull fights.

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    Could you please explain a little more about 1 and 2? 1= the flies is attracted to sweet but for 2 I still don't get it.

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    1. Yes, sorghum is often made into a thick, sweet syrup. I'm sure you've seen a lot of flies feeding on small amounts of spilled sugar or honey or syrup.

    2. Mice and rats often infest corn cribs because it's a ready-made food supply. Don't cats prey on mice and rats?

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    definition 1.As thick as flies around a sorghum mill.
    2.Like a cat in a corn crib
    3.As nervous as a fish out of water.
    4.As red as a turkey gobbler's nest
    5."Sitting-hen" mad
    6.Taking the bull by the horn.

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    Taking the bull by the horn means to take control of something

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    could you give the meaning for all of them ?

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    bulldoged determination

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    The meaning of bulldogged determination means to be very determined.

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    Bulldogged determination means that you are very determined to do something and will never give up.

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    4 should be as red s a turkey gobbler's WADDLE, not neck or nest. It just means to be so nervous you turn red.

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