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Grade 5 - English Language
4.3 Idioms and Sayings - 2

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 each question, and select the idiom/saying that you can use to explain the situation. As a homework, find and write about five more idioms or sayings.
Q 1: I had to admit I was wrong.
I had to eat crow.
I have a tiger by the tail.
I could eat a horse.

Q 2: He is not as strong as he seems.
He is a paper tiger.
He is a copycat.
He is the first in the pecking order.

Q 3: A fancy thing that has little value and is difficult to maintain.
a white elephant
skunk works
bunny slope

Q 4: This is a huge problem.
I got the lion's share.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
I have a tiger by the tail.

Q 5: She abandoned him in a bad situation.
She put a tail on him.
She is bullheaded.
She threw him to the wolves.

Q 6: A person's nature will stay the same.
He is like a bull in a china shop.
The leopard can not change its spots.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Q 7: It ruined our plans.
It is a sacred cow.
It is neither a fish no fowl.
It threw a monkey wrench into our plans.

Q 8: He is hiding from reality.
He is a quack.
He is acting like a big fish in a small pond.
He is burying his head in the sand like an ostrich.

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