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Grade 5 - English Language
1.50 Idioms

An idiom is a phrase that says one thing but actually means something quite different.

Example:
He gave me a cold shoulder when I spoke to him.
Cold shoulder means he ignored me.


Directions: Choose the correct meanings of the idioms underlined below.
Q 1: He was bugging me so I told him - hold your horses.
To wait or have patience
Ran in a horse race
Bought a farm

Q 2: He gave me the green light to start my project.
He gave me permission to start
He worked as an electrician
He said I could become a traffic policeman

Q 3: Bob was down in the dumps after he wrecked his bicycle.
Feeling very sad
Went and sat in a dump
Went and brought a new bike

Q 4: He bought another white elephant at the yard sale.
He has an elephant collection
He bought another big useless item
He breeds elephants

Q 5: As usual, she bet on the wrong horse.
Beat up the horse
Misread the future and did the wrong thing
Lost all of her money gambling

Q 6: He always makes a mountain out of a molehill.
Digging holes under the mountain
Making a mess
Making a big deal out of a little thing

Q 7: She finished the race with flying colors.
Way ahead of the others
In record time
In a colorful outfit

Q 8: Jack and Jill will finally tie the knot in August.
get married
tie a string
tie shoe lace

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