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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.
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!
It will never happen.
I believe you.
Be brave.

Q 3: to pig out
to eat a lot
the pigs have escaped
to go out for dinner

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

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

Q 6: You are putting the cart before the horse.
You are doing things in the wrong order.
You are trying to do everything at once.
You are too slow.

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