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

Q 2: That is chicken feed.
Feed your chicken before you feed on them!
That is a small amount of money.
That is a lot of food for a small bird.

Q 3: Don't be a pighead.
Don't be stupidly stubborn.
Don't dirty your head.
Don't over eat.

Q 4: 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 5: You are hogging it!
You are being greedy.
You are sharing it.
You are a good team player.

Q 6: I smell a rat.
I suspect trouble.
I think everything is fine.
Your room is dirty.

Q 7: to pig out
to eat a lot
the pigs have escaped
to go out for dinner

Q 8: You are locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen.
You don't need to be careful.
You are taking precautions after it is too late.
You are very careful.

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