At the Eleventh Hour: And Other Expressions about Money and Numbers

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Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when the sky is cloud-free and there are no pennies in sight! That's because these sayings are idioms-phrases that mean something different from what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms put you at sixes and sevens. Let's explore a variety of idioms related to money and numbers and figure out what people really mean when they use...

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Overview

Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when the sky is cloud-free and there are no pennies in sight! That's because these sayings are idioms-phrases that mean something different from what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms put you at sixes and sevens. Let's explore a variety of idioms related to money and numbers and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Many youngsters may be familiar with these idioms, but not sure of their meanings. This attempt to explain them uses color photos, cartoons, and frequently difficult language, crammed onto double page spreads. While this may seem a bit overwhelming to adults, it probably will not faze children who are very familiar with fast-paced TV and video games. Thirteen idioms ranging from "Goody Two Shoes" to "Bet Your Bottom Dollar" to "All That Glitters Isn't Gold" are described along with a likely explanation of the origin of the phrases. Teachers could find this and other titles in the series "It's Just an Expression" helpful when offering language instruction or teaching ESL classes. Useful additions include a glossary, bibliography, and index. More resources for using the book are offered on the publisher's website. The very limited subject matter makes this title one that does not meet a wide range of need, so purchase for most collections is not really necessary. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761381648
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: It's Just an Expression Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,035,473
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

On Cloud Nine 5

Good Two-Shoes 6

At Sixes and Sevens 8

Six Degrees of Separation 10

Back to Square One 12

The Whole Nine Yards 14

The Eleventh Hour 16

A Pretty Penny 18

Bet Your Bottom Dollar 20

Pay the Piper 22

Bought the Farm 24

All that Glitters isn't Gold 26

The $64,000 Question 28

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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