Spring is in the air!

English Idioms 28 February 2010 | 6 Comments

“Spring is in the air!” is an expression that means you can tell Spring has arrived (or is coming soon). The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the grass is growing!

Another Springtime expression is “April showers, bring May flowers.” This has always made me giggle because it applies to the Northern part of the US. In Texas and in South Carolina the expression should be “March showers, bring April flowers.” But, of course you can’t say that.

“Spring cleaning,” is an expression people use in the Spring when they go through their house and do a very heavy cleaning. Also, they go through their possessions and get rid of things they don’t need by throwing them away or giving them to a charity.

One last expression I wanted to talk about is “Fall back and Spring forward.” This refers to the time change. In Fall (Autumn) the time goes back and we fall backwards, so to speak. In the Spring, the time goes forward 1 hour and we Spring or jump ahead. It’s a cute play on words since Fall and Spring have more than 1 meaning.

6 Responses on “Spring is in the air!”

  1. taringlsh says:

    Hi, I’m from #twinglish.
    “Spring in the air”, Its sounds makes me happy.
    I feel I’m alive when hear this phrase.

  2. Yvonne says:

    I feel the same way. It makes me feel happy inside! Thanks for visiting my site!

  3. Satoshi says:

    Howdy! WOW, I’m grad to see your site.
    I would like to learn English, but I also wanna know American culture.
    I will visit here 3 times per day!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Thank so much! I really appreciate your comment!

  5. Kevin Ding says:

    You can add more idea about Spring is in the Air

  6. Alexandr says:

    It reminds me of “Love is in the air” and not only because of the rhyme. Is there a connection? Love does bloom in spring time in nature.

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