Father’s Day is not a modern invention. Around 4000 years ago, in Babylon a son named Elmesu, carved a Father’s Day card out of clay. His special card wished his father good health and long life.
Hello and welcome to episode 136…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… a mouth to feed
A father is someone you look up too, no matter how tall you grow.
a mouth to feed … someone, usually a child, you have responsibility for and provide food
No pets. I can’t afford to provide food for another living thing.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… a mouth to feed
No pets. I can’t afford another mouth to feed.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … a mouth to feed
My grandparents had six mouths to feed.
To some parents, a new baby is just another hungry mouth to feed.
After losing his job, the last thing the family needed was another mouth to feed.
feed is used as a verb in the idiom …a mouth to feed
feed means to give food to someone or something
Do not feed the animals at the zoo.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
How many children do you have or would like to have?
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