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

Q 2: Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
It is better to be a vegetarian.
You may be disappointed if you count on having something before it is really yours.
Be careful when you are counting chicken.

Q 3: Once in a blue moon
being sad
something that happens only once in a while
Once upon a time, the moon was blue.

Q 4: Bury the hatchet.
You should never leave an axe outside.
It is safer to keep the hatchet in the basement.
Stop holding a grudge and be friends again.

Q 5: Make hay while the sun shines.
You should plant seeds during day time.
You should achieve as much as you can when things are going well for you.
You should play when it is sunny outside.

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

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