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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.
You need a special carton to carry eggs.
The basket is too small for all the eggs.

Q 2: Bury the hatchet.
It is safer to keep the hatchet in the basement.
You should never leave an axe outside.
Stop holding a grudge and be friends again.

Q 3: 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 4: Beauty is only skin deep.
Skin color determines one's beauty.
You cannot judge a person by how he or she looks.
Deep cleaning the skin helps improve beauty.

Q 5: Break the ice.
You should always use crushed ice for your soda.
Ice is hard to break.
Doing something to make people more comfortable.

Q 6: 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.

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