Punching The Clock

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Introduces and explains action idioms and their origins with comical illustrations that lend a literal interpretation.

Introduces and explains more than 100 expressions which mean something different than the separate words in the group. For example: raise the roof, hold your horses, and carry a tune.

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Overview

Introduces and explains action idioms and their origins with comical illustrations that lend a literal interpretation.

Introduces and explains more than 100 expressions which mean something different than the separate words in the group. For example: raise the roof, hold your horses, and carry a tune.

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"Children will delight in this humorous study, as it makes the English language fun." School Library Journal
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Gr 3-6 --Terban takes those everyday phrases known as idioms and gives clear and witty explanations of the meanings and origins of over 100 of them. Huffman's literal interpretation of each idiom in black-and-white ink drawings with bits of green add a comic air. Children will delight in this humorous study, as it makes the English language fun. An index of the idioms should make it a teacher pleaser as well. --Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899198651
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/1990
  • Pages: 66
  • Sales rank: 930,590
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Terban's popular wordplay books for Clarion include IN A PICKLE AND OTHER FUNNY IDIOMS and TO HOT TO HOOT: FUNNY PALINDROME RIDDLES. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    A Idiom Fan

    Punching the Clock has some really funny idioms. My favorite idiom in the book is 'Scoops the news.' 'It means the person always gets to hear the new news first.'

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