Idioms Are Intriguing
Idioms are expressions or sayings that are used figuratively to add interest to one’s speaking or writing vocabulary. They are not meant to be taken literally since they are usually made up of words that can be easily misunderstood by people looking for hard and fast meanings. They may, on the other hand, add color and interest to language or literature when used with imagination and discretion.
Point to Ponder
- She has a heart of gold.
- He is worth his weight in gold.
- New friends are silver. Old friends are gold.
- America’s streets are paved in gold.
- The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
- Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
- Keep an eye on the time.
Project to Pursue
Create an original idiom to convey the following meanings:
Illustrate your idioms to be part of an “Idiom Book.”