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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.
: 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.
: That is an achievement you can be proud of.
That is a feather in your cap.
You have a frog in your throat.
It is a dinosaur.
: I like to stay up late.
I could eat a horse.
I am a night owl.
I am as free as a bird.
: Start before others do for the best chance of success.
The early bird catches the worm.
Get your ducks in a row.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
: Don't exaggerate a problem.
Don't be a chicken.
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
Don't bug me.
: She eats very little.
She eats like a pig.
She could eat a horse.
She eats like a bird.
: You are bringing up a problem that will lead to more problems!
You are opening a can of worms!
You are catching the bull by its horns!
You are putting the cart before the horse.
: Don't lose what you have by trying to get even more.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
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