Idioms: Meaning match

Name ___________________


Match these 10 idioms with their meaning.  Write them out neatly in your literacy books


    1. to bury the hatchet
    2. to draw the long bow
    3. to mind one’s p’s and q’s
    4. to let the cat out of the bag
    5. to ride the high horse
    6. to hit below the belt
    7. to smell a rat
    8. to paddle one’s own canoe
    9. to blow one’s own horn
    10. to be a wet blanket

Possible Meanings

  1. to be suspicious
  2. to be very arrogant or cocky
  3. to be a spoilsport
  4. to boast about yourself
  5. to exaggerate
  6. to make peace
  7. to give away a secret
  8. to act unfairly
  9. to be careful how you behave
  10. to do things for yourself



Think of a stories you enjoyed. What were some idioms in it that gave it its unique style or tone?



With a partner can you recall or create conversation using idioms?



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