Meaning: The freezing cold in wintertime.
It’s snowing – Jack Frost is back!
Watch out for Jack Frost! Put on your gloves!
“Jack Frost nipping at your nose…”
The last example is from a famous Christmas song. You can listen to it and read the lyrics below:
The Christmas Song
Written by Bob Wells and Mel Torme
Performed by Nat King Cole
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you
nipping = biting
Yuletide carols = Christmas songs
tiny tots = little children
gonna = going to
When is Jack Frost the least active?
A. The wintertime
B. The summertime.
C. He’s always active.
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The correct answer is B. We thought since it’s the holidays we’d give you an easy one!
4 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Jack Frost”
When is Jack frost least active? Why the answer is “B”? My answer is ”A” wintertime.
Please explain to me.Thank You!
Jack Frost is a name for very cold weather, so he’s the MOST active in wintertime. In the summertime, it’s hot – so that’s when he’s the LEAST active.
The winter wind is cold,
Jack Frost is back !
It freezes noses, ears, and toes.
Winter now is here,
Put on your coat,
your hat and your gloves!
That’s an excellent poem, Betty!