Homework from Jo
Woof! Ahem, I mean Hello!
I’m Raffles, Jo’s dog. Do you want to play Frisbee with me? Ouch! Scratchy the cat (my boss) just smacked me and told me to stop messing about.
Jo is not at her desk today, so she has asked me to give you some homework to do. She says it’s to do with idioms. I don’t know what idioms are, do you? Is it a mixture between the word ‘idiot’ and ‘bum’? Maybe an idiot with a big bum? Ouch! (that was Scratchy again.)
Here are Jo’s instructions: ‘Can you tell me, or you can you find out, the meaning of these idioms?’
1) There’s no smoke without fire.
2) Every cloud has a silver lining.
3) You could have knocked me down with a feather!
4) There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
5) Give someone an inch and they’ll take a mile.
I’m going to have a little nap now.
Woofs and wags,
Ahem! You can use this interjection to get someone’s attention, express disapproval, or, in this case, give yourself a bit of extra time to think about what you want to say next, because you’ve said something wrong.
A Frisbee is a disc that you throw and catch. A game of Frisbee is great fun – try it!
Ouch! Another interjection. You use this when something hurts.
smack means ‘to hit’
If you mess about, you do not take things seriously.
Idioms are sayings or expressions with special meanings.
A nap is a short sleep.
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