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

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

Q 3: I smell a rat.
I think everything is fine.
I suspect trouble.
Your room is dirty.

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

Q 5: 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.

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

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

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

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