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Grade 5 - English Language
4.2 Idioms and Sayings

Idioms or sayings are phrases or sentences that do not exactly mean what the words say. Because of popular usage, they have special meanings understandable only to the people of that culture and region. When you use idioms and sayings, your writing becomes more interesting and often easier to understand.

Directions: Read the situation described in the question, and select the idiom/saying that you can use to explain the situation. Also, write at least five more examples of idioms and sayings.

Q 1: He is very clumsy.
He is like a bull in a china shop.
When the cat is away, the mice will play.
That will get his goat.

Q 2: Stop acting superior.
You are as stubborn as a mule.
You are a one-trick pony.
Get off your high horse.

Q 3: Be patient!
Hold your horses!
Put on a dog and pony show.
A bird in hand is worth two in bush.

Q 4: He is an innocent person who gets blamed.
He is a scapegoat.
He is a bull in a china shop.
He is a chicken.

Q 5: Nonsense!
I could eat a horse.
You chicken!

Q 6: Don't destroy the source of your good fortune.
You can't unscramble the eggs.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Q 7: She is the most important person in a small place.
She is a big fish in a small pond.
She took to it like a duck takes to water.
She is a dead duck.

Q 8: I am in trouble.
I am a silly goose.
My goose is cooked.
I could eat a horse.

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