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

Q 3: Hogwash!
Clean and spotless

Q 4: Don't be a pighead.
Don't over eat.
Don't dirty your head.
Don't be stupidly stubborn.

Q 5: When pigs fly!
I believe you.
It will never happen.
Be brave.

Q 6: You are hogging it!
You are sharing it.
You are a good team player.
You are being greedy.

Q 7: I smell a rat.
I suspect trouble.
I think everything is fine.
Your room is dirty.

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

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