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Grade 5 - English Language
4.2 Idioms and Sayings

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. When you use idioms and sayings, your writing becomes more interesting and often easier to understand.

Directions: Read the situation described in the question, and select the idiom/saying that you can use to explain the situation. Also, write at least five more examples of idioms and sayings.

Q 1: Stop acting superior.
You are as stubborn as a mule.
Get off your high horse.
You are a one-trick pony.

Q 2: Be patient!
Put on a dog and pony show.
Hold your horses!
A bird in hand is worth two in bush.

Q 3: He is an innocent person who gets blamed.
He is a bull in a china shop.
He is a chicken.
He is a scapegoat.

Q 4: Nonsense!
You chicken!
I could eat a horse.

Q 5: He is very clumsy.
That will get his goat.
When the cat is away, the mice will play.
He is like a bull in a china shop.

Q 6: He is an enemy pretending to be a friend.
He is bullheaded.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
He is a scapegoat.

Q 7: Don't destroy the source of your good fortune.
You can't unscramble the eggs.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Q 8: to give a false warning
to pig out
to crow about it
to cry wolf

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