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Idioms 2


Directions: Read each idiom and determine the meaning.



Idiom: A common expression understood figuratively, as the literal definition makes no sense.



1. We tried to give Tommy a surprise party for his birthday, but you let the cat out of the bag.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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2. Kevin accepted the job even though he was still in school, but his mom thought he might be biting off more than he could chew.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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3. I didn’t want to jump the gun, so I decided to wait until the second date to try and hold her hand.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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4. Derek hated how much his mom nagged him about homework. He didn’t really see why it mattered and he thought that his mom was making a mountain out of a molehill.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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5. Alice was feeling a little under the weather, so she asked her mom if she could stay home today.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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6. Tammy wanted to yell at John for leaving the toilet seat up again, but after their last fight she decided to let sleeping dogs lie.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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7. Jude was on pins and needles waiting for the results of the test.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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8. I like Chris. He’s a cool guy.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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9. Craig and I fought over a girl in the fourth grade, but that’s water under the bridge now.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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10. Jeffrey was a fast learner, so he knew that the history test would be a piece of cake.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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11. I told Tom to stop telling Kim all of his feelings, but he always did wear his heart on his sleeve.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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12. Every player is important on a football team, but a good quarter back is worth his weight in gold.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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13. Kylie’s mother wanted her to play the piano but, as much as Kylie wanted to make her mother happy, playing the piano was just not her cup of tea.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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14. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I’m the fastest kid on my block and the smartest too.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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15. Look, you know that she’s never liked you, so take her criticism with a grain of salt.


What is the meaning of this idiom? ______________________________________________________


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