A Study of Idioms
One of the best ways to grow our brain or increase intelligence is to work on our reading comprehension. Our language is filled with figurative speech and little nuances that can really through a reader off track if they are unfamiliar with the term or terms.
Here are five common idioms all related by horses ---this is for you Samantha Wood!
1. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
2. From the horse's mouth
3. Change horses in midstream
4. Put the cart before the horse
5. A dark horse
Pick one idiom, write down the meaning, research the origin of the idiom, and use the idiom in a headline sentence. For example: Mrs. Bockius is a last minute pick for the USA Alpine Olympic Team. A true dark horse!
Helpful websites: idioms dictionary, Wiktionary, phrases
Due: Thursday, February 6th, 2014
*$*$*$ aka quincy
2/3/2014 08:02:25 am
From the horses' mouth comes from horse racing. When people who bet on horses wanted tips on which one would win they asked the stable boys and people who worked directly with the horse. What it means today is that if you hear something from the horse's mouth, it is the truth. I know that we are going on a surprise field trip because I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
2/3/2014 08:15:12 am
5. A dark horse
2/3/2014 08:37:12 am
From the horse's mouth
2/3/2014 08:37:42 am
meaning: Change horses in midstream ; to make major changes in something that's already started.
2/3/2014 09:26:52 am
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"
2/3/2014 09:29:10 am
woops I meant trevor s
2/3/2014 10:33:54 am
To put the cart before the horse
2/3/2014 11:14:40 am
Put the cart in front of the horse.
2/3/2014 11:19:45 am
I didn't see that Reaghan!!!! I put the same thing!!
2/3/2014 11:39:49 pm
Change horses midstream
2/4/2014 12:27:30 am
(5) A dark horse
2/4/2014 12:39:00 am
5. a dark horse
2/4/2014 07:36:54 am
To put the cart before the horse.
2/4/2014 07:59:24 am
2/4/2014 11:14:41 am
Change horses in midstream
2/4/2014 11:31:16 am
New sentence example: "Talia is an artist! What a dark horse!" exclaimed Lucy.
2/4/2014 11:41:40 am
The mening of Dont look a gift in the moth means;Always be gratful when you resiva a gift.
2/4/2014 12:25:35 pm
from the horses mouth
2/4/2014 12:41:45 pm
oops i forgot the origin
2/4/2014 01:15:30 pm
Example no. 2: "Louise! Don't eat your dessert before your dinner! Talk about putting the cart before the horse!" sighed Luna.
2/5/2014 09:26:40 am
At the last second a kindergartener got picked for the Olimpics on t.v.,when Emma saw it she said,"What a dark horse!"
9876 (aka jenna)
2/5/2014 09:59:58 am
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth means not to be ungrateful if someone gives you a gift.
2/5/2014 10:32:22 am
"Talia, a kindergartner, has her artwork displayed in the Pompidou, Louvre, and the Prado! What a dark horse!" exclaimed Lucy.
Trevor J. Lynn
2/5/2014 10:38:18 am
Don't change horses in midstream means to not change your position in the middle of the project. Abraham Lincoln said it first.
2/5/2014 10:58:09 am
maddie said "you got a new hat" to lilah and lilah said "how do you know" and maddie said it came from the horses mouth
2/6/2014 12:05:33 pm
to put the cart before the horse means to have things in the wrong order.
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