IDIOMS & expressions...
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Woodward English .... idioms illustrated and explained
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idiom...stick_your_head_in_the_sand.gifyou've got your head in the sand.............idiom...hit_the_nail_on_the_head.gif hit the nail on the head...........


animated peas in pea pods.gif2 peas in a pod.....
idiom...waving_the_white_flag.gif wave the white flag................................... bee_queen...hittoon.jpgqueen bee.......
idiom...don't_break_the_bank.gif ...............piggy_bank...istockphoto_(tanika84).jpgbreak the bank......

idiom...money_to_burn.gif money to burn................................

pigs_fly_1.gif animated_idiom--pig_flying...microsoft_clipart.GIFwhen pigs fly...............................
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idiom--green_thumb...tvparty,_ad_on_website.gifto have a green thumb..........................

idiom--put_your_money_where_your_mouth_is--ED...fotosearch_(retro_comics_by_Liquid_Library).JPGput your money where your mouth is...........................

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idiom--here's_the_scoop--ED...fotosearch_(retro_comics_by_Liquid_Library).JPG .....................

idiom--run_over_by_a_tractor--ED...retro_man_with_tractor_marks...fotosearch_(retro_comics_by_Liquid_Library).JPGfeel like you've been run over by a tractor (truck)..................
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Operation game: idioms about the human body[Infographic provided by Vappingo proofreading services] ... Vappingo - Saving the world from bad language, one post at a time...

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DENNIS THE MENACE
Dennis the Menace -- ''bring home the bacon''.jpg .... Dennis the Menace -- ''cut the baloney''.jpg .... Dennis the Menace -- ''getting on my nerves''.jpg ...
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Dennis the Menace -- ''souped up the car'' (Cambell's).jpg.... Dennis the Menace -- ''the truth hurts''.jpg ....
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IDIOMS PPT with companion handout
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by Deb Hanson - Crafting Connections--Creating Connections for Upper Elementary Learners One Craft at a Time
FREE 44-slide IDIOMS PowerPoint with a PowerPoint companion handout
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Also on SLIDESHARE at
https://www.slideshare.net/widisumaryono/idiom-ppt-flattened
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IDIOMS anchor chart - Deb Hanson (Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com
See website for lots of ideas and activities for teaching idioms.
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Animal Idiom Song
....... video made by high school students


........."a chip on your shoulder"
FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE by Mike Morgan
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Click here for more comics: **For Heaven's Sake by Mike Morgan** on creator.com.
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........"haste makes waste"
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....'pollyanna"....
For Heaven's Sake....by Mike Mogan
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...it costs an arm and a leg (something that is very expensive)
logo--B.C..giffrom the comic strip, "B.C." by Johnny Hart...
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...going out on a limb (taking a chance)
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For more of "B.C.", see the website homepage.


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idiom site.PNG....... Idiom Site
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An alphabetical listing of idioms with definitions...for example:
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SEE THE WEBSITE FOR LOTS MORE ... Idiom Site

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online idiom activity ... Read, Write, Think
pictures of 7 different idioms....students choose the matching idiom, write what it means, and use it in a sentence
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collection of idiom activities and resources... Reading Fun

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animated_blue_bird...neoclipart.gifbluebird of happiness
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Make your own bluebird of happiness ... The Toymaker
(see the website for more free easy-to-make paper toys)
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The following are from "BBC Learning English" on YouTube.
pie...easy as pie, pie-eyed, to have a finger in many pies . bbc
cat...swing a cat, who let the cat out of the bag, cat among the pigeons ...bbc
pig...pigs might fly, this place is a pig sty, to make a pig's ear of something ...bbc
fish...something fishy about this, big fish in a small pond, fish out of water ...bbc
fruit...go bananas, sour grapes, second bite of the cherry ...bbc
eye...keep an eye on, eyes in the back of my head, eyes bigger than your stomach ...bbc
Search YouTube for "BBC Learning English" videos on idioms. There are idioms for arm, foot, head, horse, tea, + more....141 in all.


Dazing Phrasing ... Match the phrases with their more common partners. For example..."final drinking tube" = "last straw" ... (Hillendale Elem. School)

BOOKS:
More Parts ... (Tedd Arnold)
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People say the strangest things! ...Give me a hand ... Hold your tongue ... Scream your lungs out ...
What is a kid wants to keep all of his body parts in place? Well....he'll need to take some creative action. In this knee-slapper of a follow-up to the much-loved Parts, Tedd Arnold brings to visual life some of our very silliest figures of speech.
Be careful, readers....This clever book is guaranteed to crack you up!
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Even More Parts ... (Tedd Arnold)
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The boy from Parts (1997) and More Parts (2001, both Dial) returns. Here, he is preparing to go to school. Each page features a phrase that includes an idiom, along with a humorous illustration of the child literally living up to that particular expression. For example, for "I lost my head," the headless youngster wanders around with arms outstretched looking for his missing body part, which is partially concealed behind a chair. Along the bottom of the page, his toys illustrate additional figures of speech ("It makes my head spin," "I laughed my head off," "My head is in the clouds").
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The Three Silly Billies ... (Margie Palatini)
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FREE vocabulary PDF -- "Silly Billies' Talk" ... from Margie Palatini
"kick up their heels" = let loose
"don't be blue" = don't be sad
"reality check" = get real, man! ... + more

Bad Boys ... (Margie Palatini)
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FREE vocabulary PDF ... "Phrases & Vocabulary by Willy & Wally"...Margie Palatini
"pull the wool over their eyes" = fool them
"hot on their tails" = everyone is chasing us ...+ more



In a Pickle & Other Funny Idioms ... (Marvin Terban)
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Thirty popular expressions such as "straight from the horse's mouth" and "white elephant" are amusingly explained and illustrated.
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