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Idiom Questions - All Grades

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Grade 7 Idiom
Grade 9 Idiom
A shoulder to cry on is someone who
  1. listens to your problems.
  2. shares his food with you.
  3. has a bath every week.
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5b
Read the sentence below.

When Joe stopped stealing from his mother and started stealing from stores, he jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

What does the idiom OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE mean?
  1. to get out of one bad place and into a worse one
  2. to find something that one enjoys doing daily
  3. to learn how to improve upon one's special skills
  4. to do something today instead of waiting around
Grade 6 Idiom
"It's raining cats and dogs," is an idiom that means it is raining
  1. a lot.
  2. tomorrow.
  3. cats and dogs.
  4. under the bridge.
Grade 4 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.5b
At halftime, Coach Durkes' rousing speech pumped up the football team.

What does pumped up mean in the sentence above?
  1. To discourage
  2. To inflate something
  3. To be unfair
  4. To inspire someone for a difficult task
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
What does the idiom the sky is the limit mean?
  1. Everyone has some limitations.
  2. The possibilities are endless.
  3. It will be a difficult journey.
  4. Not everything comes easily.
Grade 8 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5b
What does the idiom cross your fingers mean?
  1. needing to be in one order
  2. to be in an extreme rush
  3. having to make a new plan
  4. hoping something goes one way
Grade 5 Idiom
During a class discussion, Jason added fuel to the fire by suggesting that the trip was pointless.
What is the meaning of the idiom added fuel to the fire?
  1. gave someone good luck
  2. saw the positive in everything
  3. made a bad situation worse
  4. tried to do something again
Grade 6 Idiom
Read the sentences below.

Today has been a great day. I met all of my goals. I married the love of my life. I feel like I'm on top of the world.

What does the idiom ON TOP OF THE WORLD mean?
  1. Someone is very happy.
  2. Someone is not feeling good about something.
  3. Someone is worried about tomorrow.
  4. Someone is not sure what they should do next.
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
What is the correct way to write the idiom that means "a mild punishment"?
  1. slap at the wrist
  2. slap off the wrist
  3. slap to the wrist
  4. slap on the wrist
Grade 4 Idiom
What does the following idiom mean?

Tomorrow's test will be a piece of cake.
  1. Someone will be serving cake.
  2. The test will be easy.
  3. The class will be eating cake tomorrow.
  4. The test will be cut into pieces.
Grade 7 Idiom
Which is NOT an example of an idiom?
  1. A dog ran after a rabbit.
  2. Those cards are a dime a dozen.
  3. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
  4. It's raining cats and dogs out there.
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