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

Q 2: He is hiding from reality.
He is a quack.
He is acting like a big fish in a small pond.
He is burying his head in the sand like an ostrich.

Q 3: She abandoned him in a bad situation.
She put a tail on him.
She threw him to the wolves.
She is bullheaded.

Q 4: This is a huge problem.
I got the lion's share.
I have a tiger by the tail.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Q 5: A person's nature will stay the same.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
He is like a bull in a china shop.
The leopard can not change its spots.

Q 6: She was stunned.
She is crying wolf.
She is pigheaded.
She looked like a deer caught in the headlights.

Q 7: I take full responsibility.
I could eat a horse.
The buck stops here.
I am a lone wolf.

Q 8: I had to admit I was wrong.
I could eat a horse.
I had to eat crow.
I have a tiger by the tail.

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