Idioms

Thanks to Michael A. for bringing in this great book filled with amazing idioms!  Do you think you can discover the meaning of a few from Michael’s book?

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What does “gift of gab” mean?

Example:  Jane really had the gift of gab.  Whenever he spoke, people would listen for hours.

 

What does “keep a stiff upper lip” mean?

Example: When Sara got in trouble for arriving to work late, she kept a stiff upper lip.

 

What does “sell like hotcakes” mean?

Example: The chocolate flavored jelly beans were selling like hotcakes during sixth grade lunch.

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