Tag Archives: Idiom

Jam-packed

Q: Why was the baby strawberry crying?A: Because her parents were in a jam! Explanation: Jam is a type of food that is typically made of fruit.  Jam is usually spread on another food like bread or toast (like the way … Continue reading

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Ebb and Flow

Q: What did one toilet say to the other toilet? A: You look flushed. Explanation: After using a toilet, you need to move the lever that sends swirling water down into the sewer.  Moving that lever is called flushing.  To … Continue reading

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Bug Fest

Q: How do snails fight? A: They slug it out. Explanation: “Slug it out” is an expression that means to fight.  Slug also means hit; if you slug someone, you hit someone.  In baseball, a slugger is someone who good … Continue reading

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Paper Cut

Q: What did the Daddy Scissors say to his children when they acted up? A: Cut it out! Explanation: Of course, the scissors would say, “Cut it out!” “To act up” means to behave badly, like students who sometimes act up … Continue reading

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Fire Away!

Q: What does an angel use to light a campfire? A: A match made in heaven!   Explanation: When people go camping, sometimes they will build a campfire for cooking, roasting marshmallows, or telling stories. To build a fire you need … Continue reading

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My Treat

Q: What did one plate say to the other? A: Dinner is on me! Explanation: When a meal such as breakfast, lunch, or dinner is served, it is typically put on a plate.  If you go to a restaurant, the server may … Continue reading

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