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Idioms. What are idioms?. An idiom is an expression unique to a language. An idiom means something different than what the words actually say. Examples of Idioms:. It was a piece of cake. He has a chip on his shoulder. She got a slap on the wrist for breaking that rule. What do they mean?.

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What are idioms
What are idioms?

  • An idiom is an expression unique to a language.

  • An idiom means something different than what the words actually say.


Examples of idioms
Examples of Idioms:

  • It was a piece of cake.

  • He has a chip on his shoulder.

  • She got a slap on the wrist for breaking that rule.


What do they mean
What do they mean?

  • It was a piece of cake.

  • He has a chip on his shoulder.

  • She got a slap on the wrist for breaking that rule.

It was easy

He was upset over something that happened in the past.

She got a small punishment.


Let s practice
Let’s Practice!

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  • http://a4esl.org/q/h/9807/km-animalidioms.html

  • http://a4esl.org/q/h/9801/sb-idioms.html


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