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

Q 2: I had to admit I was wrong.
I have a tiger by the tail.
I could eat a horse.
I had to eat crow.

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

Q 4: I take full responsibility.
I could eat a horse.
I am a lone wolf.
The buck stops here.

Q 5: A person's nature will stay the same.
The leopard can not change its spots.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
He is like a bull in a china shop.

Q 6: He is not as strong as he seems.
He is a copycat.
He is a paper tiger.
He is the first in the pecking order.

Q 7: She was stunned.
She is crying wolf.
She looked like a deer caught in the headlights.
She is pigheaded.

Q 8: She abandoned him in a bad situation.
She put a tail on him.
She threw him to the wolves.
She is bullheaded.

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