What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following phrases would be an idiom?

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1. Idioms have figurative meanings. What does figurative mean?

2. Letting the cat out of the bag means to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll test your knowledge of idioms by taking this quiz. You'll need to be able to know what idioms are, why we use them, and why they can be difficult for some people to understand.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Recognize idioms
  • Define the word figurative
  • Understand what 'letting the cat out of the bag' means
  • Determine who can have trouble understanding idioms
  • Know where the phrase 'biting the bullet' comes from

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you know about common idioms
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you know what the word figurative means
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about idioms to understand why some people might have trouble understanding them

Additional Learning

The lesson called What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids gives you more information. The lesson will help you:

  • Know what literal meaning is
  • Learn which languages have idioms
  • Understand the meaning behind several common idioms