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

Q 3: 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 4: to give a false warning
to crow about it
to pig out
to cry wolf

Q 5: He is an enemy pretending to be a friend.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
He is bullheaded.
He is a scapegoat.

Q 6: Stop acting superior.
You are as stubborn as a mule.
Get off your high horse.
You are a one-trick pony.

Q 7: He is an innocent person who gets blamed.
He is a chicken.
He is a scapegoat.
He is a bull in a china shop.

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

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