How are you feeling? Sleepy? If you are, then this probably isn’t the post for you as I’m going introduce a number of expressions and phrases with word ‘bed’ in them. So, reading this might make you even more tired. But if you are wide awake and ready to learn some new English phrases you have come to the right place! If you do get tired while reading about these bed-related idioms, wait until the end of the post to take your nap
Here are some commonly used English expressions and phrases with the word ‘bed’ in them:
a bed of roses = an easy life or a life of luxury
Example: James has been laying in a bed of roses ever since he won the lottery.
to be in bed with somebody = to be involved with someone (or a company) in a way that others don’t trust
Example: Our competition for the city contract accused us of being in bed with the mayor, but we have had no contact with him at all.
to bed down = to put something or someone to bed
Example: We bedded down the horses in the stables right before the storm hit.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – This is a proverb that suggests going to bed early and waking up early is good for success.
Example: My grandmother always said, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, but she grew up on a farm and always had to wake up early. I like to sleep in and I think I am still pretty successful!
to get up on the wrong side of bed = to be grouchy, cranky, or upset
Example: Did you get up on the wrong side of bed this morning? You are in a really bad mood.
to put (something) to bed = to complete something and move on
Example: We are going to put this argument to bed once and for all; let’s look up the answer on Google right now.
you made your bed now you have to lie in it – This is an expression that is used when trying to tell someone they have to accept the result of their actions, even if they are unpleasant.
Example: You decided not to study last night and you got an F on the test; don’t complain to me, you made your bed now you have to lie in it.
To finish off this look at phrases with ‘bed’ in them, here are a few English names for different types of beds that you might want to also add to your vocabulary.