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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.


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Grade 5 - English Language
3.12 Animal Sayings - 3

Q 1: You are locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen.
You are very careful.
You don't need to be careful.
You are taking precautions after it is too late.

Q 2: When pigs fly!
I believe you.
It will never happen.
Be brave.

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

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

Q 5: I smell a rat.
Your room is dirty.
I suspect trouble.
I think everything is fine.

Q 6: 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 7: Hogwash!
Marvelous!
Nonsense!
Clean and spotless

Q 8: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Always return your gifts.
Don't criticize a present you have received.
Don't open your gifts till your guests leave.

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