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What does it mean when someone says, “That’s water under the bridge, now” ?. In this lesson, you will learn the meaning of the idiom “water under the bridge” by using context clues. A + B = C A + B = Z. Idioms are phrases that don’t mean exactly what the words say. co n text. clu es.

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In this lesson, you will learn the meaning of the idiom “water under the bridge” by using context clues.


A + B =C

A + B = Z

Idioms are phrases that don’t mean exactly what the words say.


context

clues

OR

IDIOM


Rained cats and dogs

=

Rained very hard


The girls’ rivalry last fall over the new boy at school is water under the bridge now.

Yay!


Water under the bridge

=

A past problem that no longer matters


1

  • Imagine the idiom.

2

Examine context clues.

3

Draw a picture.


In this lesson, you learned the meaning of the idiom “water under the bridge” by using context clues.


Use context clues to figure out the meaning of the sentence, “The fierce rivalry between the football coach and the basketball coach is water over the bridge.”



  • C bridge,” then illustrate it.hoose a partner and use the idiom “water under the bridge” in as many different sentences as possible. Write down your sentences.


Use context clues to figure out the meaning of the sentence, “The academic rivalry is water under the bridge now that the brothers attend different schools.” Write down your answer using the steps from this lesson.


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