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Everyday Idioms A Piece of Cake
Free powerpoint template: 2 What is an idiom? refers to a phrase or expression that cannot be understood by knowing what the individual words in the phrase mean.
Free powerpoint template: 3 What does that mean? words are put together to make a clever phrase that means something other than what the individual words mean
Free powerpoint template: 4 Huh? For example: Barking up the wrong tree To misunderstand a situation and complain to a wrong person or blame a wrong thing
Free powerpoint template: 5 Can I see another example? Being Cool as a Cucumber means being very calm and relaxed even in a difficult situation
Free powerpoint template: 6 Oh, I get it… This is a humorous expression that is used when you found out someone else was thinking about the same thing as you were.
Free powerpoint template: 7 Try these on your own… You got it…a couch potato. It’s usually someone laying around a lot!!! Now try this one….
Free powerpoint template: 8 Can you guess this one? Very good, it’s… putting your foot in your mouth. It means that you said something you shouldn’t have.
Free powerpoint template: 9 This is a little more difficult… Did you guess it? I bet you did…it’s… cat’s got your tongue. It means that you don’t know what to say.
Free powerpoint template: 10 See if you can figure these out…. On a roll A dog’s life Holy Cow Proud as a peacock
Free powerpoint template: 11 Can you find some on your own? Choose an idiom to research. Write the idiom and its meaning on paper. Use the idiom in a sentence or short paragraph. Illustrate its literal meaning. Be creative and have fun!