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March Idioms

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Here are a few expressions that use the word 'march' Remeber that 'march' is the name of a month, a type of uniformed walking (imagine a group of soldiers walking), and also a group of people walking in a public area to show support or protest towards something:

to be as mad as a March hare

To be crazy:

'I was just speaking to Tom. That guy is as mad as a March hare! He has the craziest ideas.'

to march to the beat of a different drum

To be different from the rest; to do things in your own way:

'Everyone  except Sarah went to the bar. She marches to the beat of a different drum'

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb

Usually the start of March is wet and cold (lion), and  the end of the month is mild and pleasant (lamb):

'The start of this month was so stormy, and now it's lovely. March really does come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.'

to steal a march on someone

To do something before someone else does; to beat them to it:

'We stole a march on the competition by winning that big government contract.'

to march against someone / something

To march in protest or demonstration against someone/something:

'The protesters marched against the unpopular new law!'


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