Friday, March 24, 2006

Idiom Fun!

As we create our idiom flipbooks this week, take the time to list your favorite saying or expression here! Define an idiom and use it correctly in a short (but creative) paragraph. Use at least 4 descriptive adjectives to make your writing more interesting. Be sure to proofread you writing before you post!

Start the fourth quarter off on the right foot - extra credit will be awarded for multiple entries!

Here are some of my favorites... can you figure them out based on the literal pictures?


At Monday, March 27, 2006 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Mrs. Perry said...

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Definition: When you get an unexpected gift or chance don't ask questions about it. Just be happy for what you have.

Last Tuesday, pupils in Mrs. Perry's wonderful reading class signed up to do biography presentations on Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday afternoon, right before students went home, Mrs. Perry gave them a half sheet of paper with a revised schedule on it. Students were not going to even start presentations till Friday! When Tori came up and asked, "Mrs. Perry, is this really true? Do I really get the weekend to practice?" Mrs. Perry said, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!"

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:12:00 PM, Blogger Rachel W. said...

Rat Race

Meaning:A fierce, unending, stressful competition in buisness or society

Two awesome magazine companies had a nasty rat race to see which company could sell more cool magazines. One company (Elle Girl) sold 1,692. The other company (Hot Rod the cool car magazine) sold 1,282. Elle Girl won with 410 more magazines.


At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Hanna 31 said...

Dog Eat Dog World

Meaning:Life is tuff.

When I wanted to go to the large fancy mall.So I asked my really kind and lovingmom she said "NO".She told me "IT IS A DOG EAT DOG WORLD".So I watched a movie insted. I had a better time watching a movie than going to the mall.

Sick as a Dog

Meaning:Really sick

My sister was had a really horrible cold. So my willing mom stayed home with her. When I got home I asked how she was feeling. My mom said "SHE IS AS SICK AS A DOG".

Snug as a Bug in a rug

Meaning:Really Comfortable

When I sleep my parents tell me that I look "AS SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG".Cause I look really comfortable. Isleep all night and wake-up. I wake-up really happy.

Poor as a Church Mouse

Meaning:Really poor

I wanted bye an expensive shirt. Then my mothert said do you think we are rich. Then while laughing he said hun we are as poor as a church mouse. An we laughed all the way home.

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Leah said...

Horse of a Different color
Meaning:Being different or from a different nature.

One day my friend was talking of a scary story. She said the first five chapters where slow. The rest where better but their was something missing. She said the last chapter was a horse of a different color when a pink troll jumped out.

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Brandon said...

Kill two birds with one stone.

Definition:Do two things at the same time.

When Bill read a book for a project, he killed two birds with one stone. He used the book for a book project and he took a hard A.R. test. Bill was relieved. It was the end of the marking period and Bill needed a 100% A.R.test.

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:31:00 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Monkey Business

definition: silliness or fooling around.

We were eating at fancy restaurant. My wonderful mom said if there was any monkey buisness, we would get kicked out. Since we were so amazed, we were perfect! Afterwords, my mom said we acted like little women. We drove home in a limo in the dark night.

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:35:00 PM, Blogger Jordyn said...

Hold your horses

Definition: Calm down

Alot of times I tell my sister to hold her horses because she's ready to go.Most of the time she will jump up and down. When shes jumpy like that I clamp my hand's on her shoulders and say calm down. Sometimes she keeps on jumping.

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Zac said...

Raining cats and dogs

meaning:heavy rain

paragraph:One night I was left alone at home.It was raining cats and dogs outside.My dog,luck, was scared.After it cleared up I went outside and saw huge deep puddles on the wet ground.

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:09:00 AM, Blogger Jacob T. said...

Ants in your pants:someone who is sad or excited and can't keep still.

The boy was so excited that he was getting a new dog. It seemed like he had ants in his pants. But the dog was smelly,dirty,and ugly. So the boy returned the dog and got a fish named Dickeliny.

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

Cat got your tongue?

Definition:Not being able to say what you're trying to say.

Kelly had a huge speech to do. But the big problem was she was very shy. When she did her big speech, it was like a cat got her tongue. She was stumbling over all of her words. Luckily, she got to redo it and did very well.

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:21:00 AM, Blogger Rachel L. said...

Ants in your pants.

Definition:agitated or exited about something and can't keep still.

It was the first day of school and Alley had ants in her pants. She was going wild. She was so exited about the cool, new school year. But when it got too wild, she got in trouble. That calmed her down.

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:31:00 AM, Blogger Raquel said...

Smell a rat

Definition: You know right away that someone or something is not true is to smell a rat.

When Shelby told Jenny about her party on Saturday at the bestpark in town, she knew that she wasn't telling the truth. Shelby was always mean to her. She smelled a rat. Jenny did not go to the "pretend party."

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:32:00 AM, Blogger Hannah 18 said...

Pig in a poke.

Definition: To buy something without checking its condition.

When Drake's parents went to buy him a christmas present they bought him a dog. They bought the cheapest dog in the store. They didn't even check to see if it was sick! In this situation they bought a dog in a poke!

Make a silk purse out of some sows' ears.

Definition: To make something valuable out of something poor.

When Stewart was trying think of a birthday present for his mom he had an idea. He would carve clear plastic to make a diamond! When his sister saw him trying to do this she said "You're trying to make a silk purse out of a some sows' ears.

Big fish in a small pond.

Definition: You are an important person in a small town.

Everybody knew that Maria had a lot of potential. Even Maria knew she had a lot of potential. She planned on being president but started somewhere where no one would notice her. Then finally her friends convinced her to move to the big city (D.C).

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:33:00 AM, Blogger Audrey said...

LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG: to give away a secret.

One day Elizabeth told me a good secret. I just couldn't help it! I had to let the cat out of the bag. It turns out, I told naughty, little,smart Jacob and the secret spread around the whole school in a day. It wasn't a secret anymore!

PULL A RABBIT OUT OF A HAT: to produce something as if by magic; to unexpectedly find a solution to a problem.

The other day I couldn't find a glue bottle when I really needed one. It was very hopeless! All of a sudden it was like smart little Leah pulled a rabbit out of a hat! She handed me a glue bottle nicely.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 9:17:00 AM, Blogger Eric said...

Sick as a dog

Definition:very,very sick

When I woke up this morning I was as sick as a dog,so i didn't have to go to school.The sickness only lasted a few days.THen i went back to school.Everybody asked me where I was and I said I was sick.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 9:25:00 AM, Blogger Cecilie said...

Butterflies in the stomach

Definition: (Idiom)When you're stomach feels nauseous before an event that makes you scared or nerveous.

A little, famous, and talented girl. Waited off to the side of the dusty stage saying that she did't feel well cause of her stomach. She told her singing coach "I must have butterflies in my stomch"! Then her coach said "There's no such thing". She explained it wasn't litterel and it was just a silly idiom she herd. Then she got rid of her butterflies in her stomach.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

Raining Cats and Dogs

Definition- Raining very hard

At the parade we got soaked. It was raining cats and dogs.We all knew what was going to happen.We would have to reherse at the disgusting fairground.We didnt want to reherse there!!! But we had to. OH MAN!!!

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Drew said...

Fish out of water
Definition;new and confused
When I entered my new school. I felt like a fish out of water. I could not find my locker, I was not used to all the new people, and the diffrent materials they used.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:50:00 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

raining cats and dogs

definition:To rain very hard
It was late at night and I heard thunder. Then I saw lightening and soft rain.Then the rain got harder, and HARDER.then, I heard thud-thud-thud.I looked out my window ,and saw...

cats and dogs falling from the sky and I scrame "Its raining cats and dogs."

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Naomi said...

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At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

Kill the goose that laies the golden eggs

def.: To spoil or destroy something good out of stupidity.

After Bob won the contest he took the letter home. When he opened the letter there was no money ,but there was a slip of paper. He got mad and tore it up. His mom said he killed the goose that laied the golden eggs as she showed him the torn up check.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Alex C said...

Kill the goose that laies the golden eggs

def.: To spoil or destroy something good out of stupidity.

After Bob won the contest he took the letter home. When he opened the letter there was no money ,but there was a slip of paper. He got mad and tore it up. His mom said he killed the goose that laied the golden eggs as she showed him the torn up check.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Naomi said...


Definition: A persons last aperanceor achievment.

Paragraph: The famous athlete stepped out onto the podioum one more time. He said his good-bye speach while the audience cried. When he finished, many more people started crying. Someone came to him and said "Soney, swansong, be happy!

At Monday, April 03, 2006 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Tori said...

For The Birds
definition:Worthless, useless, or stupid.

story: Me and my mom were reading the news paper. It said,"by a fan pen for a wonderfull cheep price." A nother ad was for a sonic mouse trap. The last ad was for a flying pen for $110.00! My mom said that was for the birds.

At Monday, April 03, 2006 1:00:00 PM, Blogger Miranda said...

Monkey Business

definition:when children are up to monkey business they are acting very nautily or are fooling around.

One day my mom said "I was doing extremely good on my homework that I could have a huge sleep over." " I asked her just how much people I could invite?" Than she paused for one tiny minute and said "thirteen people but just thirteen." I made all the invetations it turned out only a tiny bit of people could come but the amount was also sad there was only four out of thirteen people could come to the party. When it was time for the party I still had a good time with five people but in the middle of the party my mom said "STOP THE MONKEY BUSINESS." At first the noise scared us but then as we play some more games than I had finally realized what she meant she could here us playing all the way done stairs and wanted some peace.The sleep over went well and I discided not to have a party again for a little bit.


At Tuesday, April 04, 2006 11:36:00 AM, Blogger Celia said...


definition:to take advange of somebody elses absence.

When my mom went on a weekend vacation me and my brother threw a party.Everybod yfrom school came, and they desroyed the house.When my mom came home me and my brother were still trying to clean up,and even with us cleaning up she wasn't happy at all.At first she said "you guys really put a literal meaning to when the cats away the mice will play. Because boy did you play!


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