Get Your Nose Out of Joint: And Other Medical Expressions

Get Your Nose Out of Joint: And Other Medical Expressions

by Matt Doeden

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Overview

Get Your Nose Out of Joint: And Other Medical Expressions by Matt Doeden

A taste of your own medicine. Rub salt in the wound. Warts and all. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when you don't have to take any medicine and you don't have any wounds or warts! That's because these sentences are idioms—phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms be your Achilles' heel. Let's explore a variety of idioms related to health and medicine and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761381631
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: It's Just an Expression Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: IG750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Vim and Vigor 5

Under the Weather 6

Get It Out of Your System 8

Bite the Bullet 10

A Taste of Your Own Medicine 12

Keep a Cold at Bay 14

Rub Salt in the Wound 16

A Clean Bill of Health 18

A Chilles's Heel 20

Kick the Bucket 22

Warts and All 24

Break a Leg 26

Nose Out of Joint 28

Glossary 30

Source Note 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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