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LAY AN EGG. At the school performance that Ida Idiom went to go watch, the band wasn’t hitting the right notes, the singers were off key, and the dancers barely knew their steps. The performers definitely laid an egg . What does the underlined idiom mean?. LAY AN EGG.

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Lay an egg

LAY AN EGG

At the school performance that Ida Idiom went to go watch, the band wasn’t hitting the right notes, the singers were off key, and the dancers barely knew their steps. The performers definitely laid an egg.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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LAY AN EGG

To give an embarrassing performance


Heart s in the right place

HEART’S IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Ida Idiom wanted to cook her parents breakfast. Unfortunately, their mom and dad came down to the kitchen to find it in a complete mess. Her mom said, “At least her heart’s in the right place.”

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


Heart s in the right place1

HEART’S IN THE RIGHT PLACE

To be kind or thoughtful even though mistakes might be made


Green with envy

GREEN WITH ENVY

Ida Idiom got the most popular toy for Christmas from her parents. When her friend, Ingrid, came over to her house to play, she was green with envywhen she saw that new, amazing toy.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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GREEN WITH ENVY

To be jealous


Pull yourself together

PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER

When Ida Idiom’s little brother lost his favorite teddy bear, he started to cry uncontrollably. Ida told him that after he pulls himself together, she’ll help him look for it.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER

To calm oneself after being very emotional about something


Calling the shots

CALLING THE SHOTS

Ida Idiom’s bossy sister is always calling the shots. She is always telling Ida to wash the dishes, clean her room, and bring her snacks.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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CALLING THE SHOTS

To be in control and always telling others what to do


Ants in your pants

ANTS IN YOUR PANTS

Ida Idiom’s little brother always found it hard to sit still. He is always fidgeting around in his seat. His mom frequently says that he has ants in his pants.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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ANTS IN YOUR PANTS

Extremely restless or overly active


All ears

ALL EARS

In class, Ida Idiom was always paying attention. She listened carefully for directions from the teacher and paid attention whenever somebody was speaking. She was all ears.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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ALL EARS

Extremely attentive and eager to listen


Bee in your bonnet

BEE IN YOUR BONNET

Ida Idiom’s dad wanted to do something fun. He asked Ida for her opinion, and she said that she wanted to go do some underwater basket weaving. Ida Idiom’s dad was surprised and said that she must have had a bee in her bonnet.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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BEE IN YOUR BONNET

A crazy or wacky idea


Bite off more than you can chew

BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW

Ida Idiom volunteered for so many different clubs at school. At the end of the week, she wasn’t able to complete any of the things that she said she would. Her mom told her that she probably bit off more than she can chew.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW

To take on a task (or tasks) that is more than you can handle


Butterflies in your stomach

BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH

Ida Idiom was about to perform her piano recital in front of a large audience. She was getting butterflies in her stomach because she never performed in front of other people before.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH

That funny feeling you get when you are very nervous about something.


Call it a day

CALL IT A DAY

Ida Idiom and her friend, Ingrid, were working hard all day on their project. When it was past 8:00 at night, they finally decided to call it a day and go home to rest.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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CALL IT A DAY

To stop working on something for the day


Cool as a cucumber

COOL AS A CUCUMBER

Ida Idiom has been playing the piano for many years and has had many piano recitals in front of other people. Every time she performs, she is as cool as a cucumber now.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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COOL AS A CUCUMBER

To be very calm


Don t count your chickens before they hatch

DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH

Ida Idiom had so many tickets in the jar for the big raffle to win $50. She was already planning what she was going to do with all that money, but her friend said, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH

You shouldn’t plan anything that depends on a good thing you expect to happen in the future because it might not even happen.


Down to the wire

DOWN TO THE WIRE

Ida Idiom’s class had typing homework to complete by midnight on Sunday. She did not start until that night. She was down to the wire, but she was able to complete it just in time!

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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DOWN TO THE WIRE

At the very last minute


Drive you up the wall

DRIVE YOU UP THE WALL

Ida Idiom’s little brother was driving her up the wall. He was always asking the same questions over and over again and would continuously poke her for no good reason.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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DRIVE YOU UP THE WALL

To make somebody very angry or annoyed


Elbow grease

ELBOW GREASE

Ida Idiom was helping her mom change the oil in her car. Her mom told her that if she put in some elbow grease, they will be done before they know it!

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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ELBOW GREASE

Hard work especially with manual labor


Eleventh hour

ELEVENTH HOUR

Ida Idiom had a big project to complete. She did not start until the night before it was due. She worked all night long and was finally able to finish it at the eleventh hour. It was complete, but definitely not her best work.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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ELEVENTH HOUR

The last possible moment or just before the deadline


Face the music

FACE THE MUSIC

Ida Idiom was playing with her basketball inside the house. It bounced out of control and broke her dad’s favorite vase. She knew there was no hiding it, so she had to face the music when her dad came home.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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FACE THE MUSIC

To accept the consequences of one’s actions


Fifth wheel

FIFTH WHEEL

Ida Idiom was excited to have her three best friends come over to play at her house. Unfortunately, her mom told her that they needed to include her little brother. “He’s going to be the fifth wheel!” whined Ida.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


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FIFTH WHEEL

An unwanted or unneeded person


Foam at the mouth

FOAM AT THE MOUTH

Ida Idiom’s classmates were constantly out of their seats and talking out of turn. Her teacher was frequently foaming at the mouthdue to their behavior.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


Foaming at the mouth

FOAMING AT THE MOUTH

To be extremely furious


Forty winks

FORTY WINKS

Ida Idiom’s classmates were constantly out of their seats and talking out of turn. Her teacher was frequently foaming at the mouthdue to their behavior.

What does the underlined

idiom mean?


Foaming at the mouth1

FOAMING AT THE MOUTH

To be extremely furious


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