Christmas came earlier this year
Meaning: When someone gets an unexpected surprise.
Example: John got a promotion last week. Indeed, Christmas has come earlier for him this year.
Good things come in small packages
Meaning: Used to say that people or things do not have to be large to be good
A: I’m upset at my boyfriend. He only gave me this tiny box for my birthday.
B: Don’t get upset until you know what’s in it. Good things do come in small packages!
The more the merrier
Meaning: More people will make something more enjoyable. This set phrase is used to welcome one to join a group or activity
Example: Oh sure, you can come to the party with us—the more the merrier!
Christmas comes but once a year
Meaning: Since Christmas only comes once a year, people should be good to one another in the Christmas season
A: I’m going to volunteer at the orphanage center, do you want to join a hand?
B: Of course, Christmas comes but once a year.
All my Christmases have come at once
Meaning: Said when one is experiencing a an extraordinary amount of good fortune
Example: The day I got married, I heard I’d passed my exams and got a promotion, so it felt like all my Christmases had come at once.
Like turkeys voting for Christmas
Meaning: The most popular choice of food for the Christmas in several parts of the world is turkey. When people choose or accept a situation that is not in their interest or will be directly harmful to them.
Example: The employees agreed to go back to the office in the middle of the pandemic without any increase in their pay. It was like turkeys voting for Christmas.
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