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

Q 2: He is very clumsy.
He is like a bull in a china shop.
That will get his goat.
When the cat is away, the mice will play.

Q 3: to give a false warning
to cry wolf
to crow about it
to pig out

Q 4: She is the most important person in a small place.
She is a dead duck.
She is a big fish in a small pond.
She took to it like a duck takes to water.

Q 5: Be patient!
A bird in hand is worth two in bush.
Hold your horses!
Put on a dog and pony show.

Q 6: He is an innocent person who gets blamed.
He is a chicken.
He is a bull in a china shop.
He is a scapegoat.

Q 7: I am in trouble.
My goose is cooked.
I could eat a horse.
I am a silly goose.

Q 8: Stop acting superior.
Get off your high horse.
You are a one-trick pony.
You are as stubborn as a mule.

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