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Idioms connected to lockdown



spinney
United Kingdom

Idioms connected to lockdown
 
Hi People!
I was wondering, while many of us are in quarantine, are there any idiomatic expressions or phrasal verbs that you can think of? I haven�t got much to do but dream up worksheets at the moment so might as well pick your brains.
So far, I have, "cooped up, lockdown, climbing the walls, snug as a bug in a rug." Does anybody have anything to add to this?
Be safe! 
Dale 

24 Mar 2020      



douglas
United States

has the hatches battened down
 
hibernating
 
 gone fishing
 
camping out at home
 
 

24 Mar 2020     



redcamarocruiser
United States

cocooning
 
hunkering down
 
isolating
 
sheltering in place
 
shutting away
 
shutting up
 
staying in
 
lock away 

lock up

shut in

edit: Today 3/25 I heard "bunker down" in the news.

24 Mar 2020     



morenopalomares
Spain

Right now, I am suffering from CABIN FEVER!!!!!

24 Mar 2020     



morenopalomares
Spain

Right now, I am suffering from CABIN FEVER!!  
One of our Language Assistants taught me this expression and I love it. 
What about BEING STIR CRAZY because of being confined.
 
 

24 Mar 2020     



karagozian
France

I am as busy as A hibernating bear.

24 Mar 2020     



maryse pey
France

What about : sleeping like a marmot ?

24 Mar 2020     



barbario
Spain

Stay put
Hiding at home
 

24 Mar 2020     



Jayho
Australia

Bunkering down is what first comes to mind
 
Lockdown is the official term
 
Shutting shop
 
Will be driven crazy, driven up the wall, driven around the bend
 
For introverts, its pure bliss, and for extroverts, sheer hell
 
My older brother, who loves his isolation from his crazy family by going to the farm in the middle of nowhere every weekend to feed the animals and do work (staying in his tent, with barely any amenities) now calls it splendid isolation - hes in his element!

26 Mar 2020     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Hole up (used in the movie Merlin)

26 Mar 2020     



Aisha77
Spain

Isolated as a hermit??

27 Mar 2020     

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