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Grade 5 - English Language
4.4 Idioms and Sayings - 3
Read the situation described in each question, and select the idiom/saying that can be used to explain the situation. As a homework, read a book and find examples of idioms.
: Don't lose what you have by trying to get even more.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
: Don't exaggerate a problem.
Don't be a chicken.
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
Don't bug me.
: Start before others do for the best chance of success.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The early bird catches the worm.
Get your ducks in a row.
: I feel nervous.
I have butterflies in my stomach.
I have a frog in my throat.
I have a feather in my cap.
: If you spend time with bad people, you will get hurt.
I could eat a whale!
If you swim with the sharks, you will get bitten.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
: You will get what you want by being nice, not by being mean.
Monkey see, monkey do.
You are putting the cart before the horse.
You will catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
: She eats very little.
She eats like a pig.
She eats like a bird.
She could eat a horse.
: That is an achievement you can be proud of.
It is a dinosaur.
That is a feather in your cap.
You have a frog in your throat.
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