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Grade 5 - English Language
4.3 Idioms and Sayings - 2

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 each question, and select the idiom/saying that you can use to explain the situation. As a homework, find and write about five more idioms or sayings.
Q 1: He is hiding from reality.
He is a quack.
He is burying his head in the sand like an ostrich.
He is acting like a big fish in a small pond.

Q 2: A fancy thing that has little value and is difficult to maintain.
a white elephant
skunk works
bunny slope

Q 3: It ruined our plans.
It is a sacred cow.
It threw a monkey wrench into our plans.
It is neither a fish no fowl.

Q 4: She was stunned.
She is crying wolf.
She is pigheaded.
She looked like a deer caught in the headlights.

Q 5: I had to admit I was wrong.
I could eat a horse.
I have a tiger by the tail.
I had to eat crow.

Q 6: She abandoned him in a bad situation.
She threw him to the wolves.
She put a tail on him.
She is bullheaded.

Q 7: This is a huge problem.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
I have a tiger by the tail.
I got the lion's share.

Q 8: I take full responsibility.
I could eat a horse.
I am a lone wolf.
The buck stops here.

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