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Friday, September 25, 2009

Just for Fun!

You know me...I love to play with words. Idioms are words, phrases, or expressions that cannot be taken literally. I thought we could use this weekend to see just how many idioms we can come up with.

Using idioms when we write makes our paper come alive with imagination. Playing with idioms makes language fun!

Our writing activity is easy. Let's start a list of idioms!

I'll go first:
I'm tickled pink!

Oh! One more thing....let's number our idioms. I have no idea why I want to do that, but it seems like a good idea!

Teachers: Help your kids listen for idioms at school. Share your own list of idioms that you have heard on TV or anywhere. Join your kids and make up new idioms. Above all, have a terrific time! Writing is fun. Language is delightful.

25 comments:

Jan Mader said...

1. I have a frog in my throat.

DJan said...

2. All hat and no cattle.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

3. It's raining cats and dogs.

Dory and the Mama said...

4. Happy as a clam

Carolyn said...

4) I'm all ears.

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

5. Blind as a bat

Jan Mader said...

This is so much fun!

6. Break a leg!

Jan Mader said...

Oops...that was 7.

8. You're driving me up a wall!

2cats said...

9. A breath of fresh air.

10. A lick and a promise. (Do not use this when referring to cleaning the bathroom)

11. Mad as a wet hen.

Jan Mader said...

Now I'm laughing!

MiaZagora said...

12. Drunk as a skunk.

MiaZagora said...

13. Madder than a wet hen.

14. Mean as a junkyard dog.

15. Sweet as molassas.

16. Busy as a beaver.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

17. That's the way the ball bounces.
18. Here today - gone tomorrow.
19. Easy come- easy go.
20. Save my pennys for a rainy day

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

21. Clean as a whistle!
22. That's the icing on the cake.

ocmist said...

23. All bark and no bite
24. Don't straddle a barbed wire fence
25. Knee-high to a grasshopper
26. He's rather long-in-the-tooth
27. Down, but NOT out!
28. Two peas in a pod.

Carolyn said...

29. Daft as a brush
30. feel like death warmed up
31. don't count your chickens before they're hatched
32. all mouth and trousers
33. light at the end of the tunnel
34. no skin off my nose

Jan Mader said...

35. stop on a dime

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

36. Flat as a fritter
37. And so the story goes.
38. 2 sheets to the wind
39. That's the way the cookie crumbles
40. Only the stong survive
41. One day at a time

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

42. Failure is not an option

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

43. Free as a bird.
44. Clean enough to lick (pertaining to a horse)
45. Two feet short of a wagon track
46. Crying up a storm
47. Old as Moses
48. Your not a spring chicken anymore
49. Go bark up someone else's tree
50. Stink eye

2cats said...

51. Sea legs
52. Freeze up
53. Safe bet
54. Take a rain check

Jan Mader said...

55 go trip a skunk

56 go jump in the lake

Jan Mader said...

PS....I wish my horse was clean enough to lick, Tweedles! I'm going to work on that paint again today!

(For those of you who haven't been to my animal blot, my horse has paint all over him...go see!)

Carolyn said...

57. Sick as a parrot
58. Good as gold
59. cut the mustard
60. rub salt into the wound

RIZZI said...

HI JAN,
THANKS FOR THE COMPLEMENT ABOUT MY BLOG, COME VISIT ME AGAIN.

A PIECE OF CAKE
NEST EGG
A DIME A DOZEN
A DROP IN THE BUCKET
A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED
BAKER'S DOZEN
ALMIGHTY DOLLAR
GOOD AS GOLD

THIS IS SO MUCH FUN! RIZZI

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