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Of Mice and Men An idiom guide
What the heck is an idiom? <ul><li>An idiom is an accepted phrase having a meaning other than the literal.  &quot;Skating ...
A few familiar idioms <ul><li>I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. </li></ul><ul><li>Blood is thicker than water. </li></ul>...
Chapter One Idioms Out of Context <ul><li>jungle-up </li></ul><ul><li>bustin' a gut </li></ul><ul><li>blow their stake... ...
Idioms of Chapter One In Context <ul><li>&quot;...beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the even...
Idioms of Chapter One Continued <ul><li>&quot; '...they go inta town and  blow their stake ...(p. 13).' &quot; </li></ul><...
The Assignment <ul><li>Use Moodle to go to the student resource site for  Of Mice and Men </li></ul><ul><li>Find chapter o...
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  1. 1. Of Mice and Men An idiom guide
  2. 2. What the heck is an idiom? <ul><li>An idiom is an accepted phrase having a meaning other than the literal. &quot;Skating on thin ice&quot; and &quot;a blind alley&quot; are two common examples. Idioms are a fun, playful part of language. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A few familiar idioms <ul><li>I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. </li></ul><ul><li>Blood is thicker than water. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't put all of your eggs in one basket </li></ul><ul><li>Read between the lines </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter One Idioms Out of Context <ul><li>jungle-up </li></ul><ul><li>bustin' a gut </li></ul><ul><li>blow their stake... </li></ul><ul><li>blowin' in our jack </li></ul><ul><li>live off the fatta the lan', </li></ul>
  5. 5. Idioms of Chapter One In Context <ul><li>&quot;...beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near the water (p. 2).” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; 'That means we'll be bucking grain bags, bustin' a gut (p. 8).' ” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; 'You keep me in hot water all the time (p. 11).' &quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Idioms of Chapter One Continued <ul><li>&quot; '...they go inta town and blow their stake ...(p. 13).' &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; 'We don't have to sit in no bar room blowin' in our jack ...(p. 14).'&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; 'An' live off the fatta the lan' ,'Lennie shouted (p. 14).&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Assignment <ul><li>Use Moodle to go to the student resource site for Of Mice and Men </li></ul><ul><li>Find chapter one </li></ul><ul><li>Find the idioms </li></ul><ul><li>Next to your guesses write the actual meaning of the idiom. </li></ul><ul><li>Either hand it in…or upload it. </li></ul>
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