4-11 Cultural Sayings

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Sayings are statements that describe our culture.  For example, "Seeing is believing" means you may not believe something until you actually see it.

Match the saying with the true meaning below.

A. Seeing is believing
  B. Two wrongs don't make a right.
C. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. D. Money is burning a hole in your pocket.
E. When it rains it pours. F. As the crow flies.
G. Break the ice. H. Bull in the china shop.
I. Can't hold a candle to. J. Go to pot.
K. Once in a blue moon. L. Timbuktu.
M. Through thick and thin. N. Run-of-the-mill.


You can't correct one wrong by doing something else that is wrong.
Something that happens very rarely.  Not often.
When one is much better than another.
The money that you have, you are very tempted to spend.
One who is clumsy.  Handling something badly.
Through the good times and the bad times.
You can show people what you want them to do but you can't make them do it.
A straight line from one point to another.
Very ordinary.
You may not believe something until you actually see it.
An imaginary place.  Far away!
To begin to speak to another during an uncomfortable time.
To lose a skill because it is not practiced.
A little bit of bad luck can turn into a disaster.


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