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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Jump out of one's skin

HeknerHekner Posts: 1,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
"He almost jumped out of his skin when the screen door above him was flung open, its flimsy frame clattering like a firecracker against the outside wall. Mira came thundering down the steps towards him with a broom above her head, her face contorted with rage." ("Watercolours")

(almost) jump out of one's skin / nearly jump out of one's skin (fig.) - to react strongly to shock or surprise

Oh! You really scared me. I nearly jumped out of my skin.

Bill was so startled he almost jumped out of his skin. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs)
"The world was a fantastic, marvelous, awesome place, Rose decided."


  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,790 mod
    When I see the cute girl, I easily jump out of my skin. :blush:
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