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Third Grade (Grade 3) Idiom Questions

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Grade 3 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
"We're going to have a test on Monday, so make sure you hit the books hard this weekend!" the teacher told the students.

The teacher means the students should:
  1. bang their hands on the books
  2. study for the test
Grade 3 Idiom
Mom told my brother to SHAKE A LEG so that we would not be late for school. What does the idiom SHAKE A LEG mean?
  1. hurry up
  2. slow down
  3. do a dance
  4. kick something
Grade 3 Idiom
Mary tried not to SLIP UP when she gave her speech. What does the idiom SLIP UP mean?
  1. fly up
  2. fall down
  3. make a joke
  4. make a mistake
Grade 3 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
Great job! You'r really on a roll with those free throws!

What does ON A ROLL mean?
  1. put something on a piece of bread
  2. make good progress or do a good job
Grade 3 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
Don't rock the boat or it will tip.

ROCK THE BOAT means:
  1. move back and forth
  2. add trouble to a good situation
Grade 3 Idiom
The kids always HANG AROUND at my house. What does the idiom HANG AROUND mean?
  1. run away
  2. spend time at
  3. climb the roof
  4. stay away from
Grade 3 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
The homeowner asked the maid to draw the drapes and let the sunlight in.

What is the maid supposed to do?
  1. open the drapes
  2. create a picture of the drapes
Grade 3 Idiom
Ralph was BEATING AROUND THE BUSH instead of telling what happened. What does the idiom BEATING AROUND THE BUSH mean?
  1. talking quietly
  2. talking loudly
  3. talking without stopping
  4. talking about other things
Grade 3 Idiom
Mary and Kim HIT IT OFF the first time they met. What does the idiom HIT IT OFF mean?
  1. became shy
  2. became friends
  3. became enemies
  4. became strangers
Grade 3 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
That button on your shirt is hanging by a thread.

HANGING BY A THREAD means:
  1. attached by one thread
  2. barely getting by
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