Know Your Phrase is a fascinating website if you’re always wondering about the origin of sayings and phrases. It’s basically a growing dictionary of idioms that you can reference to find out the meaning of common expressions. They are arranged in alphabetical order. Just click on a letter of the alphabet to find all the phrases starting with that letter. You can also jump straight to Sports Phrases and Animal Phrases. There’s an icon for Food Phrases but no link yet. They seem to be slow on adding more phrases to the site, but there are over 100 sayings to start with – from “A Chip on Your Shoulder” to “You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks.” Each one opens to a page of information about its meaning, origin, and example sentences. For a fun English assignment, have the kids write their own sentences using these phrases.

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