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Recognizing Idioms (Grade 8)

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Recognizing Idioms

1. 
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.
2. 
Which is an example of an idiom?
  1. Her eyes were smiling at me.
  2. The bride almost got cold feet on her wedding day.
  3. That candy is calling my name!
  4. It feels like the sun is melting me like a candle.
3. 
Which is NOT an example of an idiom?
  1. "Never say 'never'"
  2. "Cross your fingers!"
  3. "Out of the blue"
  4. "Fish out of water"
4. 
Which word best completes this common idiom?

This study plan is not working for me, so I think I need to go back to the                .
  1. own horn
  2. same boat
  3. wrong foot
  4. drawing board
5. 
Which word best completes this common idiom?

When I want to say something that I shouldn't say out loud, I "bite my                "
  1. mouth
  2. tongue
  3. lip
  4. teeth
6. 
Which word best completes this common idiom?

We should paint the bench after we put it together, not before. Let's not put the cart before the                .
  1. gold
  2. cat
  3. horse
  4. fence
7. 
Which word best completes this common idiom?

I hate to                 around the bush, so I will be honest about your performance.
  1. flash
  2. beat
  3. burn
  4. jump
8. 
Which word best completes this common idiom?

Lucy finally saw the                 on the wall and realized she was not going to be a rock singer.
  1. glitters
  2. writing
  3. weather
  4. practice
9. 
What is the correct way to write the idiom that means "to understand something completely"?
  1. hit the nail with the head
  2. hit the nail on the head
  3. hit the nail over the head
  4. hit the nail to the head
10. 
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

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