Of Mice And Men Chapt1 IdiomsPresentation Transcript
Of Mice and Men An idiom guide
What the heck is an idiom?
An idiom is an accepted phrase having a meaning other than the literal. "Skating on thin ice" and "a blind alley" are two common examples. Idioms are a fun, playful part of language.
A few familiar idioms
I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
Blood is thicker than water.
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
Read between the lines
Chapter One Idioms Out of Context
bustin' a gut
blow their stake...
blowin' in our jack
live off the fatta the lan',
Idioms of Chapter One In Context
"...beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near the water (p. 2).”
" 'That means we'll be bucking grain bags, bustin' a gut (p. 8).' ”
" 'You keep me in hot water all the time (p. 11).' "
Idioms of Chapter One Continued
" '...they go inta town and blow their stake ...(p. 13).' "
" 'We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack ...(p. 14).'"
" 'An' live off the fatta the lan' ,'Lennie shouted (p. 14)."
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