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Figurative Language

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									Created by Donna and Susan Brown

An idiom does not mean exactly what it says.It is a colorful way of saying something.

For example:
“Fred could not wait to

break the news to his parents.”

This means that:
•Fred is going to break something. •Fred is going to tell his parents something they don’t know.

“The boss just gave Ryan the ax.”

Does this mean: •Ryan’s boss gave him a tool for chopping. •Ryan’s boss just fired him.

“Let’s get Fran to help us. She is always a ball of fire.”

Does this mean: •Fran can help because she is on fire. •Fran can help because she is a good worker.

Great! You’re an idiom ace!

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