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

Q 2: Once in a blue moon
something that happens only once in a while
being sad
Once upon a time, the moon was blue.

Q 3: The early bird gets the worm.
Not all birds like worms.
You can get ahead of others if you get going before they do.
Worms are for birds and not for fish.

Q 4: Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Be careful when you are counting chicken.
It is better to be a vegetarian.
You may be disappointed if you count on having something before it is really yours.

Q 5: 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 6: 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.

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