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Idioms

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  • What does "under the weather" mean? (Hint: I cannot go to school since I am under the weather)
    to feel sick, to be sick, to feel ill
  • What does "piece of cake" mean? (Hint: The test was no problem for me. It was a piece of cake!)
    It was easy // easy // simple
  • What does "hold your horses" mean? (Hint: She was so excited that she wanted to run down the stairs. Her dad told her to "hold your horses" as the package hadn't arrived yet.)
    To wait. // To be patient.
  • What does "catch some zzz's mean?" (Hint: I'm tired so I'm going to catch some zzz's).
    Sleep // To get some sleep
  • What does "smart cookie" mean? (Hint: She got all the answers right. She is one smart cookie!)
    intelligent // very smart
  • What is an idiom that means someone is very smart?
    A smart cookie
  • What is an idiom that means "it is easy?"
    Piece of cake
  • What does "backseat driver" mean?
    to give unwanted advice, or instructions, to tell someone something they didnt ask for
  • What does "zip your lip" mean? (Hint: This is the third time I've told you to please stop talking. Please "zip your lip").
    To be quiet // to stop talking
  • What does "couch potato" mean? (Hint: Although he was on summer break, he preferred to relax in his pajamas and watch tv.)
    to be lazy // to not want to do anything
  • What does "come out of your shell" mean?  ( Hint: When I joined the debate team, I really came out of my shell and made a lot of new friends)
    To be more confident // to be more social and talkative
  • What does "kill two birds with one stone" mean? (Hint: If you do laundry while watching tv you kill two birds with one stone").
    To get two things done at the same time // Accomplish two things at once
  • What does "hit the hay mean?" (Hint: After a tiring day, Mary was going to 'hit the hay')
    To go to sleep // to rest
  • What is an idiom that means "he or she can grow things easily?"
    Green thumb
  • What does "a bull in a china shop" mean? (Hint: My dog jumped on the table and my homework went everywhere. She was like a bull in a china shop).
    Someone who often makes mistakes // someone who causes a lot of damage // a person who breaks things
  • What does "it's raining cats and dogs mean?"
    It is raining a lot // It's raining heavily
  • What does "break a leg" mean? (Hint: You will do great at the play! Break a leg!)
    good luck, to wish someone good luck
  • What is an idiom that means "the secret is out" or "The secret is revealed?"
    The cat is out of the bag
  • What does "butterflies in the stomach" mean? (Hint: He was so nervous for his speech that he felt like he had 'butterflies in his stomach').
    to be nervous // to feel nervous
  • What does "She has a green thumb" mean? (Hint: She can make anything grow. People say she has a green thumb)
    She is good with plants // She is good at helping plants grow.
  • What does "the cat is out of the bag" mean? (Hint: Mom found out about the surprise. I guess the 'cat is out of the bag')
    the secret is out // the secret is revealed