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Idioms – F

 

 

 

(a) Face only a mother could love

-      This is a funny way to say that a person is very ugly.

 

 

 

Failure is the mother of success

-  People must fail before they can reach success. Failure leads to success.

 

 

Few and far between

-      If something is “few and far between” this means that it happens only occasionally and not often.

 

 

 

First come, first served

-      This means that the first people to arrive are the first people who get to eat (or participate in something).

 

 

 

 

For kicks

-      Just for fun (“I’m not a professional basketball player. I just play for kicks.”)

 

 

 

From rags to riches

-      If someone goes “from rags to riches,” this means that they start life poor and become rich.

 

 

 

Full of hot air

-      If you say someone is “full of hot air” this means that you don’t believe them.

 

 

Advice and Answers

 

 

Using the idioms, give advice or answers to these people:

 

 

Frank: I taught my dog how to talk, and I have conversations with it all the time.

 

 

Answer:___________________________________________

 

 

 

Fiona: Oh no! I didn’t get into a good school! Now I’ll never be able to be a doctor!

 

 

Advice:___________________________________________

 

 

 

Fred: Hey! I’m older than him! I should get to eat first!

 

 

Answer:__________________________________________

 

 

 

 

Now, fill in the blanks with suitable idioms:

 

 

When Phil was young, his friends liked to tease him because he looked different and was poor. They said he had a _______________________ and they hit him every day just _______________________. Not many people liked Phil, and his friends were _______________________. All of that changed when Phil got older. His mother taught him that _______________________, so he worked hard and went _______________________. Now, he is wealthy and successful, and no one picks on him anymore!

 

 

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