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Homework Help: british idioms

Posted by alli on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 3:57pm.

are these idioms british?
pig in a poke, back to basics, back to square one, to sling one's hook, a baker's dozen, gone for a burton and break one's duck
i also have to make some tasks about them..can anyone give my an idea?should i make a quiz or something else what could be interesting and not boring

I would make a test...

All of these idioms are of British origin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_in_a_poke

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/53200.html

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/back%20to%20square%20one.html

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:zh75RBteqTUJ:users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayingss.htm+sling+one%27s+hook+origin&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1&ie=UTF-8

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/Bakers%20dozen.html

http://www.word-detective.com/041899.html

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bre2.htm

Following BobPursley's suggestion, you might want to make a multiple choice test over these phrases. Some of your possible answers could be pretty humorous.


Correction. After reading the second site, it looks as though back to basics may have an American origin. I couldn't find anything definitive about this idiom.


I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THAT MEANING SOME PHRASES. 1-BURY THE HATCHET.

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

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