Worksheets: Writing Workout: Figurative Language
“Get back together” means “to start a relationship with somebody again”. Example: I just got back together with my ex-girlfriend.
"Meet a deadline" means "to finish something by a specific time or date".
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“Put on” means “to try to make someone believe something that is not true”. Example: Don’t believe that. He’s putting you on!
“Old maid” is an old woman who has never been married or has never had a sexual relationship. Example: Jody is fifty years old and still not married. I think she’s destined to be an old maid.
“Get about” means “to visit many places”. Example: I get about a lot with my job - last year I visited ten countries.
“Get back at” means “to punish someone who did something to you”. Example: I think John is trying to get back at Hank for what he said in the meeting.
“Skirt the rules” means “to avoid the rules without breaking them”. Example: I consulted my lawyer to make sure that I was only skirting the rules, and not breaking them.
"Bounce" means to leave. Example: I'm going to bounce. I have to get up early…