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Copy of Idioms

various idioms

Lynnette Johnson

on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Idioms

Idioms The English language has thousands of idioms. Idioms are an expression that has a meaning different from the meaning of its individual words; not to be taken literally; often slang
for example, “it’s raining cats and dogs” What are Idioms? a type of figurative language So, you have to understand something about the people or community in which idioms are used to really understand them. in the doghouse In the doghouse means in lots of trouble. It may mean someone may be punished. Keith was really in the
doghouse when he forgot
to bring home his social
studies book. Means in lots of trouble Follow your nose When I asked my teacher the way to the lunchroom, she said, "Follow your nose." Means to go straight ahead. Hang in there I was thinking of quitting when I heard my coach shout, "Hang in there! You can do it!" Means to hang in there and not give up trying. Add fuel to the fire I wanted to help but, I was afaid I would add fuel to the fire. You add fuel to the fire when you do something that makes a bad situation worse. Idioms and Slang
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