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Grade 4 - English Language
3.13 Sayings and Proverbs

Sayings and proverbs are phrases that have special meaning in a particular language and culture. If they are translated literally to another language, they may not have the same meaning.
Directions: Read each saying and pick out its correct meaning. As a homework, find and write ten more sayings or proverbs and their meanings.
Q 1: Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
You should not depend on just one thing and ignore other possibilities.
The basket is too small for all the eggs.
You need a special carton to carry eggs.

Q 2: Beauty is only skin deep.
You cannot judge a person by how he or she looks.
Deep cleaning the skin helps improve beauty.
Skin color determines one's beauty.

Q 3: Bury the hatchet.
Stop holding a grudge and be friends again.
It is safer to keep the hatchet in the basement.
You should never leave an axe outside.

Q 4: Once in a blue moon
something that happens only once in a while
being sad
Once upon a time, the moon was blue.

Q 5: The early bird gets the worm.
You can get ahead of others if you get going before they do.
Not all birds like worms.
Worms are for birds and not for fish.

Q 6: Break the ice.
You should always use crushed ice for your soda.
Doing something to make people more comfortable.
Ice is hard to break.

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