By Jude Welton
Jude Welton appears at 100 of the commonest figures of speech during this visible workbook designed as a springboard for kin and lecture room discussions. every one determine of speech is observed by means of a demonstration exhibiting its literal that means, so as to support AS kids realize and learn how to get pleasure from metaphors and figurative language. The ebook can be utilized by way of mom and dad one-to-one with their ASD baby. lecturers may also use the e-book because the foundation for school room paintings on figurative language.
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If someone is described as a big fish in a small pond, it means that they have an important position, but only within a small group or organization. The saying suggests that if they were in a bigger group, they would be considered much less important. ” “Well, she likes it now, but it’s so different from her primary. ” 46 What did you say? What do you mean? If someone is sad because their relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend has come to an end, people might try to comfort them by saying, “there are plenty more fish in the sea,” meaning that there are lots of other people to find happiness with.
We had to eat in the car. ” 26 What did you say? What do you mean? If someone is described as a big cheese, he or she is a powerful, important person. Why does it mean this? The “cheese” in this expression may come from “chiz” or “cheez”, a word meaning “thing” in Urdu, a language used in India. It was first used by British people when they were in India in the 19th century, and came to mean a boss. Example “It’s a really important meeting of the Football Association. ” 27 What did you say? What do you mean?
23 What did you say? What do you mean? To lay (or put) your cards on the table means not to hide the way you feel or what you plan to do, but to let other people know. Why does it means this? This expression refers to card games. Usually, you hide your cards from the other players, but if you lay your cards on the table face upwards, they can see which cards you have. Example “Look, I’ll lay my cards on the table. ” 24 What did you say? What do you mean? To let the cat out of the bag means to give away a secret – usually without meaning to, or against someone else’s wishes.
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