Mid-autumn festival is coming! The Moon is always the main character of this festival. In the Chinese culture, we must have reunion dinners with our families then watch the moon. There are many English idioms about the moon.
Let’s learn the following 7 idioms about the moon!
1. Ask for the moon
make unreasonable demands
Please don’t ask for the moon. We are working on a tight budget.
2. Over the moon
To be delighted often about a specific thing
She was over the moon when she found out she won first prize in the lottery.
3. Once in a blue moon
She eats meat once in a blue moon because she does not really like it.
4. Promise somebody the moon
Overpromise what you can do
She promised them the moon but did not deliver on any of the deadlines.
5. Many moons ago
A long time ago
I went to Paris many moons ago, I’m sure it has changed since then.
6. The moon on a stick
To have everything you could want, usually things that are difficult to get
What more do you want from me? The moon on a stick?
7. And the moon is made of green cheese
When something appears unreal or unlikely
Jerry said he is going to work over the weekend. Yeah, and the moon is made of green cheese. I will believe it when I see it.
Try to think of these expressions the next time you see the moon.