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Idioms
…oh, the crazy things we
say…
What is an idiom?
An idiom does not mean exactly
what it says. It is a “fancier” way
to say something…
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

My best friend is always
pulling my leg, but I have
learn...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

My best friend is always
pulling my leg, but I have
learn...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

When my grandmother
walked in and saw the new
piano, you ...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

When my grandmother
walked in and saw the new
piano, you ...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

Katie promised to drop me a
line once she settled into he...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

Katie promised to drop me a
line once she settled into he...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

Andrey seemed down in the
dumps today. What was
wrong?
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

Andrey seemed down in the
dumps today. What was
wrong?
Me...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

I was completely exhausted
from the trip. In fact, I slep...
What is the idiom in the following sentence?
What does it mean?

I was completely exhausted
from the trip. In fact, I slep...
Now…let’s take a
look at more
examples of
idioms.
When I
walked
outside, I
saw that it
was raining
cats and
dogs.
My mom always said my
sister and I are like two peas
in a pod.
When I told
my
grandmother
the joke, she
laughed her
head off.
If I make 100 on my
Reading test, I will be on
cloud nine.
My brothers are always
arguing because they don’t
see eye to eye.
“Does the cat
have your
tongue,” the
guide asked me
when I didn’t
answer his
question.
Time really flies when you are
having fun.
I knew I was in hot water
when I broke my mom’s
tennis racket.
Theo exclaimed, “That is exactly
the answer I was looking for. You
hit the nail on the head!”
My Science project doesn’t hold a
candle to Shari’s project.
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  1. 1. Idioms …oh, the crazy things we say…
  2. 2. What is an idiom? An idiom does not mean exactly what it says. It is a “fancier” way to say something…
  3. 3. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? My best friend is always pulling my leg, but I have learned not to believe everything she says.
  4. 4. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? My best friend is always pulling my leg, but I have learned not to believe everything she says. Meaning: teasing me
  5. 5. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? When my grandmother walked in and saw the new piano, you could have knocked her over with a feather.
  6. 6. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? When my grandmother walked in and saw the new piano, you could have knocked her over with a feather. Meaning: She was surprised.
  7. 7. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? Katie promised to drop me a line once she settled into her new house.
  8. 8. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? Katie promised to drop me a line once she settled into her new house. Meaning: write me a letter
  9. 9. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? Andrey seemed down in the dumps today. What was wrong?
  10. 10. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? Andrey seemed down in the dumps today. What was wrong? Meaning: feeling sad
  11. 11. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? I was completely exhausted from the trip. In fact, I slept like a log all night long.
  12. 12. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? I was completely exhausted from the trip. In fact, I slept like a log all night long. Meaning: didn’t move while sleeping
  13. 13. Now…let’s take a look at more examples of idioms.
  14. 14. When I walked outside, I saw that it was raining cats and dogs.
  15. 15. My mom always said my sister and I are like two peas in a pod.
  16. 16. When I told my grandmother the joke, she laughed her head off.
  17. 17. If I make 100 on my Reading test, I will be on cloud nine.
  18. 18. My brothers are always arguing because they don’t see eye to eye.
  19. 19. “Does the cat have your tongue,” the guide asked me when I didn’t answer his question.
  20. 20. Time really flies when you are having fun.
  21. 21. I knew I was in hot water when I broke my mom’s tennis racket.
  22. 22. Theo exclaimed, “That is exactly the answer I was looking for. You hit the nail on the head!”
  23. 23. My Science project doesn’t hold a candle to Shari’s project.
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