A resource that guides students in exploring idiomatic expressions.
Students provide definitions and explanations of the etymology of the following expressions:
- barking up the wrong tree
- don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
- shooting yourself in the foot
- crying over spilt milk
- raining cats and dogs
- Bob’s your uncle
- cat has got your tongue
- you’re pulling my leg
- wear your heart on your sleeve
- being in the doghouse
- piece of cake
- let the cat out of the bag.
Students then explore what happens when idioms are translated into other languages.
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