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Title: IDIOMS


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IDIOMS
By Michelle Gaines
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What is an idiom?
  • words, phrases, or expressions that are not
    interpreted logically or literally
  • unusual expressions that are either grammatically
    incorrect or have a meaning that cannot be
    comprehended through contextual clues

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Its Raining Cats and Dogs!!!!
  • Its raining cats and dogs means
  • Cats and dogs are falling from the sky.
  • Its raining very hard.
  • Its not raining much at all.
  • The weather is horrible.

a.
b.
c.
d.
HINT I cant go outside because its raining
cats and dogs and I would get soaked!
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SORRY, Try Again!
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CORRECT!
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SORRY, Try Again!
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SORRY, Try Again
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Skeletons in Your Closet
  • Skeletons in your closet means
  • Your closet is full of skeletons.
  • You are hiding something in your closet.
  • You have secrets or something that you dont want
    anyone to know.
  • You are not afraid of anything.

a.
b.
c.
d.
Hint Why shouldnt you be able to answer all of
my questions? Dont tell me you have
skeletons in your closet!
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Sorry, Try Again!
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Sorry, Try Again!
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CORRECT!
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Sorry, Try Again!
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Shake a Leg!!
  • Shake a leg means
  • A dance move used in the Shag.
  • Shake your leg to get a bug off of it.
  • Hurry up!
  • You are doing the Hokey Pokey.

a.
b.
c.
d.
Hint Were going to be late for the plane if
you dont shake a leg!
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Sorry, Try Again!
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Sorry, Try Again!
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CORRECT!
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Sorry, Try Again!
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Common Idioms and their meanings
To break the ice To be the first to say or do something hoping that others will join you
To have a chip on your shoulder Describes a person who is angry and defensive or who is always ready to argue or fight
Hold your horses Be patient wait a minute
Over the hill Old or too old to do something
On cloud nine Very happy or excited
Pulling your leg Teasing you
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Additional References About Idioms
  • www.funbrain.com/idioms/ has fun idiom games.
  • www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/6720/ has an a to
    z list of idioms with categories and quizzes.
  • www.idiomagic.com/dgl is a site about a software
    program you can buy about idioms.
  • http//a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html is another
    idioms review site .
  • www.english-zone.com/idioms/ has practice
    quizzes.
  • www.idiomsite.com/-history tells where specific
    idioms originated.
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