Get Your Ducks in a Row

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There are many references to ducks in the English language. We love ducks here! I don’t really know why. They quack loudly and can even bite if you get too close.

Anyways, here are some “duck” expressions to add to your collection:

UGLY DUCKLING

Ugly ducklings are people that were unattractive when they were young, but they blossomed into very attractive adults. It comes from a fairy tale about an ugly duckling (baby duck) that grew up to be a beautiful swan.

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TO GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW

To get your ducks in a row means to get organized and sort out all of the details of a project. This phrase could refer to the orderly line that ducklings often form behind their mother.

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LUCKY DUCK

A lucky duck is a person with a lot of luck or good fortune. We call someone a “lucky duck” if something good has happened to them.

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TO TAKE LIKE A DUCK TO WATER

To take like a duck to water means to learn a new skill quickly.

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DUCK FACE

Duck face is an epidemic in our society. It is a common look for selfies. Please see below for examples:

Kim Kardashian's duckface selfie

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RUBBER DUCKY

Ok this last one is just for fun. Many children in the United States (and elsewhere) grow up playing with floating rubber duck toys in the bath. Ernie from Sesame Street knows what I’m talking about:

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