Animal idioms 2

Here are the answers to the English idioms featuring animals:

to bark up the wrong tree
— choose the wrong way of doing something

to buy a pig in a poke
— buy something without knowing if it will be satisfactory

to be a cash cow
— be a good, and often easy, way to make money

to cry wolf
— warn of a danger that is not there

to be a dark horse
— be a candidate little known to the public

to be an eager beaver
— be a person who is always happy to work or do something extra

to get someone's goat
— annoy someone

to get on your high horse
— behave with arrogance

to hold your horses
— wait, be patient

to horse around
— play around in a physical way

to be in the doghouse
— be in trouble or disfavor with someone

to let the cat out of the bag
— tell something that is supposed to be a secret

to live high off the hog
— have the best of everything

to look a gift horse in the mouth
— complain if a gift is not perfect

to make a mountain out of a molehill
— make something that is unimportant seem important

to put the cart before the horse
— do things in the wrong order

to smell a rat
— be suspicious or somone or something

to take the bull by the horns
— take decisive action