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Thursday, May 7, 2015

A face only a mother could love

Idiom: A face only a mother could love

Read the text messages between these two friends and try to guess the meaning of the idiom: A FACE ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE.

Hi Jenn,
Have you met the new neighbor yet?
He is so funny. He is also very smart and has traveled all over the world.
He has a great job, and I think he is SINGLE! I think he is so handsome!

Susy, I haven't met him yet.
I saw him by the pool. Do you seriously think he is handsome?
I think you need to wear eye glasses. He has a face only a mother could love...

You are so mean!

Whatever! Gotta go. Bye.


Meaning: A face only a mother could love means an unattractive face.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Like mother, like daughter

Idiom: Like mother, like daughter

Read the following dialogue and try to guess the meaning of the idiom "like mother, like daughter":

Anna: I can't believe our daughter is getting married today! She looks beautiful! Look at how well she dances! 
Bob: She is a good dancer because you are! She is also as beautiful as you are. Like mother, like daughter!
Anna: Oh, Bob... 
Bob: May I have this dance, ma'am? 

Meaning: "Like daughter, like mother" is an idiom used to show that a daughter has similar talents, looks, or personality traits as her mother.