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Put on Your Thinking Cap: And Other Expressions about School

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An A for effort

Cracking the books

Putting your nose to the grindstone

Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no one's really grading you, breaking books in two, or sharpening your nose. That's because these sayings are idioms-phrases that mean something different from what the words in them actually say. But ...

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Overview

An A for effort

Cracking the books

Putting your nose to the grindstone

Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no one's really grading you, breaking books in two, or sharpening your nose. 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 make you rack your brain! Let's explore a variety of school-related idioms and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761378914
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: It's Just an Expression Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,239,853
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Cracking the Books 5

Know by Heart 6

Book Worm 8

Passed with Flying Colors 10

An a for Effort 12

Old Schools 14

Crash Course 16

Put on Your Thinking Cap 18

Eager Beaver 20

Put Your Nose to the Grindstone 22

School of Hard Knocks 24

Draw a Blank 26

Rack Your Brain 28

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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