This was it. The big day was upon her. Though she had clocked many hours, and studied hard she was convinced that she was going to fail her drivers exam. She ferociously bit her nails as she waited for the instructor, and her knees knocked something fierce. She just couldn’t sit still. To be fair, you wouldn’t have been able to either if you had ants in your pants. Nevertheless, despite how nervous Nellie was, she did pass with flying colours. She’d worked hard like an ant after all.
Travailler comme une fourmi = To work like an ant–the french eqivalent to busy as a bee. 😆 He-he.
“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep—So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.”Proverbs 6:6-11
“…consider her ways; what diligence and industry it uses in providing its food; which, though a small, weak, feeble creature, yet will travel over flints and stones, climb trees, enter into towers, barns, cellars, places high and low, in search of food; never hinder, but help one another in carrying their burdens; prepare little cells to put their provisions in, and are so built as to secure them from rain; and if at any time their corn is wet, they bring out and dry it, and bite off the ends of it, that it may not grow.”Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible