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Grade 5 - English Language
3.11 Animal Sayings - 2

Idioms or sayings are phrases or sentences that do not exactly mean what the words say. Because of popular usage, they have special meanings understandable only to the people of that culture and region. Often people use sayings that compare people to animals. In this chapter, you will learn about animal sayings commonly used in (American) English language.

Directions: Read the animal saying given in the question, and select the meaning that is most appropriate.

Q 1: Don't let the cat out of the bag.
Cats have nine lives.
Don't let your cat stray out of your home.
Don't tell the secret.

Q 2: You are the guinea pig.
You eat too much.
You are not pretty.
You are the first to try it.

Q 3: Chicken scratch
bad handwriting
Chicken fingers
beautiful handwriting

Q 4: You are letting the fox guard the henhouse.
You are putting the wrong person in charge.
Hens don't need a guard for their house!
Security guards should be strong and brave.

Q 5: It is like tail wagging the dog.
A dog that wags its tails is a friendly dog.
A big part is controlling a small part.
A small part is controlling the whole thing.

Q 6: Stop crowing about it.
Stop complaining about it.
Stop bragging about it.
Stop getting angry and mad for no reason.

Q 7: He is a copycat.
He is cunning and manipulative.
Someone who imitates others.
He is funny and lovable.

Q 8: The chickens have come home to roost.
You did something wrong, and now it has caught up with you.
We are having chicken for dinner today.
They are cowardly like chicken.

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