Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

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Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.

Definition: 

To complain if a gift is not up to your expectation

Example:

“When Aunt Lara bought Cynthia a beautiful dress, she looks a gift horse in the mouth.

“I know the car’s not in great condition, but you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”

“I advise you not to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Exercise: 

  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    Okay, it’s not the job of your dreams but it pays good money. I’d be inclined not to _________________ if I were you.
    A. a bull in china shop
    B. look a gift horse in the mouth
    C. a leopard cannot change its spots
    D. crocodile tears
  2. Describe the gift that someone bought for you. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – Who gave you this present
    – What the gift was
    And explain why you like or dislike this gift

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