“Icing On The Cake”
Icing or frosting makes a cake taste better than it would without the frosting. But what does it mean when you say “That’s icing on the cake”? This expression is an idiom. As an idiom it means something extra good is added to something that is already good.
Idioms are expressions that aren’t understood from the literal meanings of the separate words. Instead when those words are grouped together have a separate meaning of their own. For example: raining cats and dogs doesn’t mean cats and dogs are falling from rainclouds, it means it is raining heavily. Break a leg doesn’t mean break a leg, it means good luck.
Creative Thinking Prompt: Invent Your Own Idioms
Write alternate meanings for these common idioms.
Joined at the hip
Take breath away
Drop like flies
Knock on wood
Write a new meaning for these made-up idioms.
The Icing on the Doughnut
The Syrup on the Pancake
The Ice on Icicle
Now think up your own idioms and their meanings.
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