English Homework:
Cliches and Expressions

© 1998 Gareth Pitchford

For this homework you will need the help of an adult. You're probably best talking to an older relative, perhaps your grandparents.

I would like you to bring into school a collection of popular cliches and expressions.

I'm after things like:

"under the weather"

"put on a brave face"

"pushing your luck"

"given up the ghost"

"got an axe to grind"

"not enough room to swing a cat"

"over the top"

"taken for a ride"

Write any that you find down and bring your collections into school. In school we'll be talking about what these phrases mean and where they come from.