Idioms for Fourth Graders
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  • 1. Idioms …oh, the crazy things we say…
  • 2. What is an idiom? An idiom does not mean exactly what it says. It is a “fancier” way to say something…
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. What is the idiom in the following sentence? What does it mean? Andrey seemed down in the dumps today. What was wrong?
  • 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. 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. 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. Now…let’s take a look at more examples of idioms.
  • 14. When I walked outside, I saw that it was raining cats and dogs.
  • 15. My mom always said my sister and I are like two peas in a pod.
  • 16. When I told my grandmother the joke, she laughed her head off.
  • 17. If I make 100 on my Reading test, I will be on cloud nine.
  • 18. My brothers are always arguing because they don’t see eye to eye.
  • 19. “Does the cat have your tongue,” the guide asked me when I didn’t answer his question.
  • 20. Time really flies when you are having fun.
  • 21. I knew I was in hot water when I broke my mom’s tennis racket.
  • 22. Theo exclaimed, “That is exactly the answer I was looking for. You hit the nail on the head!”
  • 23. My Science project doesn’t hold a candle to Shari’s project.