Category Archives: Idioms

Idiom of the Week: Stick in the Mud

Meaning: Someone who stops other people from having fun.

Examples:

Come on and dance! Don’t be a stick in the mud!

My dad was a stick in the mud at the beach. He wouldn’t let us go in the water above our knees.

I’m kind of a stick in the mud. I don’t like parties or loud music.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of being a stick in the mud?

A.  Wanting to stay inside on a beautiful day while your family wants to go outside.

B.  Laughing and talking a lot at a party.

C.  Participating a lot in class.

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Let the Cat Out of the Bag Revisited

Here are some fun images from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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Idiom of the Week: Let the Cat Out of the Bag

Meaning: To reveal a secret.

Examples:

As we were planning our mom’s surprise birthday party, my sister reminded me not to let the cat out of the bag.

You didn’t hear they’re having a baby? I guess I let the cat out of the bag!

He finally let the cat out of the bag and confessed to the crime.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of letting the cat out of the bag?

A.  Reminding someone to take out the garbage.

B.  Telling someone what someone else is going to give them for Christmas.

C.  Sending an email to your teaching saying that you and your classmates have gotten a copy of next week’s test.

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Pull Yourself Together Again

Here’s a short but sweet clip from the movie The Incredibles using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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Idiom of the Week: Pull Yourself Together

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Meaning: To calm down.

Examples:

Everybody’s looking at you! Pull yourself together!

After hearing the bad news I needed a few minutes to pull myself together.

Pull yourself together! It’s just a little problem and nothing to get worked up about!

 

Pop Quiz:

When would you say to someone, “Pull yourself together!”

A.  When they’re falling asleep.

B.  When they’re quietly watching a movie.

C.  When they’re doing yoga.

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The Last Straw Revisited

Here’s a collection of images, comic strips, quotations, and ads using our latest Idiom of the Week. Just click on any image for a larger view:

 

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