Educator Resources for Idioms and Clichés

Why take things literally, when you can take them figuratively? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby reveal all the hidden secrets of idioms. Learn how to look beyond the words in these fascinating expressions to find their true meanings. Discover the three characteristics common to every idiom, and why idioms translated into other languages hardly ever make sense. You’ll learn the difference between an idiom and a cliché, and you’ll sample just a few of the thousands of idioms floating around in our cultural consciousness. So shake a leg--you might even find out where that idiom comes from in the process!