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klevans2011 Idioms 3 rd - 5th
klevans2011 Idioms An idiom is a phrase that has a special meaning different from the actual meaning of the words.
klevans2011 In the Dog House In the Dog House Facing punishment for doing something wrong
klevans2011 Raining Cats and Dogs Raining Cats and Dogs A very loud and noisy rain storm
klevans2011 Have a Green Thumb Someone with a talent for gardening
klevans2011 At Odds At Odds To disagree
klevans2011 Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth To criticize or refuse to take something that has been offered to you
klevans2011 On Cloud Nine On Cloud Nine To be very happy
klevans2011 On the Edge On the Edge To be in an uncertain situation
klevans2011 Zip Your Lips Zip Your Lips To stop talking about something
klevans2011 (Sitting) on Top of the World (Sitting) on Top of the World In a happy position of advantage
klevans2011 Reach For the Top Reach For the Top To try to achieve something that is very difficult
klevans2011 Walking on Egg Shells Walking on Egg Shells To try very hard not to upset someone or something
klevans2011 Back Against the Wall Back Against the Wall In a serious situation with few ways to react to it
klevans2011 Jump for Joy Jump for Joy To be very happy about something
klevans2011 Blow your Top Blow your Top To become very angry
klevans2011 Tongue Tied Tongue Tied Unable to express yourself clearly or fluently
klevans2011 Walking on Air Walking on Air To be very happy
klevans2011 The Walls Have Ears The Walls Have Ears Someone may be listening to your converstion
klevans2011 Head in the Clouds Head in the Clouds To not know what is really happening around you because you are paying too much attention to your own ideas
klevans2011 Put Your Foot in Your Mouth Put Your Foot in Your Mouth Say or do the wrong thing
klevans2011 Don’t Lose Your Head Don’t Lose Your Head Lose your ability to think clearly
klevans2011 Frog in Your Throat Frog in Your Throat Losing your voice because you have a problem with your throat.
klevans2011 When Pigs Fly When Pigs Fly Something that will never ever happen
klevans2011 Rule of Thumb Rule of Thumb A basic rule that is usually but not always correct
klevans2011 A Cold Shoulder A Cold Shoulder Be ignored or rejected
klevans2011 Eating Crow Eating Crow Admit you were wrong about something
klevans2011 Pulling the Wool Over His Eyes To deceive
klevans2011 Other Examples Her bark is worse than her bite –MEANING: someone’s words are worse than their action –EXAMPLE: You shouldn’t worry about her. Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.
klevans2011 Other Examples cat get one’s tongue –MEANING: can’t speak because of shyness –EXAMPLE: The cat must have got her tongue. She did not saying anything at all.
klevans2011 Other Examples curiosity killed the cat –MEANING: being too nosy may lead a person into trouble –EXAMPLE: You shouldn’t worry about what he is doing. Remember curiosity killed the cat.
klevans2011 Other Examples eat like a horse –MEANING: eat a lot –EXAMPLE: Her brother who is 18 years old eats like a horse.
klevans2011 Other Examples let the cat out of the bag –MEANING: tell something that is supposed to be a secret –EXAMPLE: She let the cat out of the bag when she began talking about the plans for the new department.
klevans2011 Other Examples make a mountain out of a molehill –MEANING: make something that is unimportant seem important –EXAMPLE: You are making a mountain out of a molehill with your going on and on about his mistake.
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