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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.
skunk works
bunny slope
a white elephant

Q 2: I had to admit I was wrong.
I had to eat crow.
I could eat a horse.
I have a tiger by the tail.

Q 3: I take full responsibility.
I could eat a horse.
I am a lone wolf.
The buck stops here.

Q 4: It ruined our plans.
It threw a monkey wrench into our plans.
It is neither a fish no fowl.
It is a sacred cow.

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

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

Q 7: He is not as strong as he seems.
He is the first in the pecking order.
He is a copycat.
He is a paper tiger.

Q 8: She abandoned him in a bad situation.
She threw him to the wolves.
She is bullheaded.
She put a tail on him.

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