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

Q 2: 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.

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

Q 4: She was stunned.
She is crying wolf.
She is pigheaded.
She looked like a deer caught in the headlights.

Q 5: 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 6: I take full responsibility.
The buck stops here.
I am a lone wolf.
I could eat a horse.

Q 7: He is not as strong as he seems.
He is the first in the pecking order.
He is a paper tiger.
He is a copycat.

Q 8: A person's nature will stay the same.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
He is like a bull in a china shop.
The leopard can not change its spots.

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