Understanding Idioms with Context Clues (Grade 8)

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Understanding Idioms with Context Clues

Read the sentence below.

I did very well on the test, even though I didn't crack a book to study until the night before.

What does the idiom CRACK A BOOK mean?
  1. Close a book
  2. Break a book
  3. Open a book
  4. Lose a book
Draw a picture of the idiom CRACK A BOOK showing the incorrect meaning of the idiom and the true meaning of the idiom.

Read the sentences below.

Everyone was so happy when the bullies were expelled, but it was just icing on the cake when we found out that they had to repeat their eighth grade year! Serves them right.

What does the idiom ICING ON THE CAKE mean?
  1. A sweet substance used to cover a cake
  2. Something that makes a good situation even better
  3. A horrible piece of news
  4. Something that hurts someone else
Draw a picture that shows the literal meaning of icing on the cake and the actual meaning of the idiom.

Read the sentences below.

That stupid laugh of hers can absolutely drive everyone up the wall. We can't stand it!

What does the idiom DRIVE UP THE WALL mean?
  1. Make crazy
  2. Make happy
  3. Make sad
  4. Make a car drive vertically up a wall
Draw a picture that shows the literal meaning of DRIVE UP A WALL and the actual meaning.

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