5th Grade 3rd Nine Weeks 2010-2011 Terrific Tuesday Idioms
Hit the books Meaning: study For which subject do you have to hit the books the most often?
Hold your horses Meaning: stop or wait Can you think of a more polite way to say “hold your horses”?
In hot water Meaning: in trouble Describe a time when you were in hot water?
In the doghouse Meaning: in trouble Describe a time you were in the doghouse.
Keep your chin up Meaning: remain cheerful in a difficult situation How do you keep your chin up on bad days?
Knock over with a feather Meaning: to be very surprised Describe a time when you were surprised.
Lend an ear Meaning: listen carefully When was the last time you needed someone to lend an ear?
On the back burner Meaning: delayed until later What do you put on the back burner so that you can study?
Piece of cake Meaning: very easy Describe an activity that is a piece of cake for you.
Pull on someone’s leg Meaning: teasing someone What friend or family member is most likely to pull your leg?