Thanksgiving Idioms:

  1. I’m stuffed

When a person says, “I’m stuffed” it means they are full and don’t want to eat anymore.


  • After eating a big Thanksgiving dinner, everyone is stuffed. So, we wait for 1-2 hours to have dessert.
  • After eating Thanksgiving dinner, everyone is stuffed. So, we go window shopping to walk around and feel less stuffed.


Extra info.: A teddy bear is a stuffed animal.

She is stuffing everything into her suitcase.


  1. Eat like a bird

When a person eats like a bird, they eat very little.


  • Mike is a big guy, but he eats like a bird.
  • Often, elderly people eat like a bird.


  1. To go cold turkey

When a person goes cold turkey, that means they quit a bad habit and suffer from the beginning. This is often used to talk about people who stop smoking cigarettes or using drugs.


  • He tried to quit smoking cold turkey, but he couldn’t do it.
  • She successfully quit smoking by going cold turkey but it was very tough.
  • Some people try to stop vaping by going cold turkey.


  1. Count your blessings

To count your blessings means to be grateful for the good things in your life.


  • This Thanksgiving we should count our blessings.
  • Count your blessings because there are many people that don’t have what we have.