The Intriguing Sources of Hold Your Horses and Other Idioms

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level S
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • Start From Scratch
  • Scrape the Bottom of the Barrel
  • Paint the Town Red
  • Upset the Apple Cart
  • Once in a Blue Moon
  • Night Owl
  • Get Out of Dodge
  • On Pins and Needles
  • Cover Your Bases
  • Blue Blood
  • Keep Mum
  • Spick and Span
  • Put Your Foot in Your Mouth
  • Break the Fourth Wall
  • Hold Your Horses
  • Fly-by-Night
  • Fifth Wheel
  • Down to the Wire
  • Dressed to the Nines
  • Money for Old Rope
  • A Chip on Your Shoulder
  • Blockbuster
  • Off the Hook
  • Dry Run
  • Ticked Off
  • Boilerplate
  • The Jig Is Up
  • Ducks in a Row
  • About the Author and Illustrator
Author: Arnold Ringstad

Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.

Illustrator: Dan McGeehan

Dan McGeehan has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years. During that time his art has appeared on many magazines, in many children's books, and under a lot of scrutiny all around the world. He currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, their two daughters, and everybody's two cats.

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