Australian Idioms – To go off like a frog in a sock

It’s almost over! We have reached the last Australian idiom of our series. You can check them all out here.

Today is one of our favourites:

Idiom – To go off like a frog in a sock.

Meaning – To be very excited.

Alternatives – There are lots and lots of expressions that mean being very excited. Let’s have a look at some of them: “bouncing off the walls”, “champing at the bit” (like an excited horse about to race), to be in a “fever pitch”, to be an “eager beaver” and another animal idiom: “to have ants in one’s pants”.  

Australian expressions - To go off like a frog in a sock ABA English

Thanks Hotel Club, for sharing these images, and Jared Atkins for creating them.


  1. Isabel Fernández López

    Thank you for so many knowledge you transmit on your posts. I should like to know how can I learn the spelling. There are, on facebook, a lot to read and I am very grateful but I miss more material to listen to. Thanks.

    • Hi Isabel,

      Thanks for your question. In terms of spelling it is a case of learning little by little and memorisation. Keep up the good work and best of luck 🙂

  2. So much fun to learn more ediomatic expression! Thanks ABA & more power

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