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Grade 5 - English Language
3.12 Animal Sayings - 3

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 be a pighead.
Don't over eat.
Don't be stupidly stubborn.
Don't dirty your head.

Q 2: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don't criticize a present you have received.
Always return your gifts.
Don't open your gifts till your guests leave.

Q 3: to pig out
to eat a lot
the pigs have escaped
to go out for dinner

Q 4: That is chicken feed.
Feed your chicken before you feed on them!
That is a lot of food for a small bird.
That is a small amount of money.

Q 5: Hogwash!
Nonsense!
Marvelous!
Clean and spotless

Q 6: When pigs fly!
Be brave.
It will never happen.
I believe you.

Q 7: You are hogging it!
You are being greedy.
You are sharing it.
You are a good team player.

Q 8: You are putting the cart before the horse.
You are trying to do everything at once.
You are too slow.
You are doing things in the wrong order.

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