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

Q 2: I smell a rat.
I think everything is fine.
I suspect trouble.
Your room is dirty.

Q 3: You are putting the cart before the horse.
You are too slow.
You are trying to do everything at once.
You are doing things in the wrong order.

Q 4: Hogwash!
Marvelous!
Clean and spotless
Nonsense!

Q 5: You are locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen.
You are taking precautions after it is too late.
You are very careful.
You don't need to be careful.

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

Q 7: Don't be a pighead.
Don't over eat.
Don't be stupidly stubborn.
Don't dirty your head.

Q 8: You are hogging it!
You are sharing it.
You are being greedy.
You are a good team player.

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