The Thrilling Sources of Push the Envelope and Other Idioms

From the Set Idioms

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

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  • Rat Race
  • There's the Rub
  • Run-of-the-Mill
  • Hot Off the Presses
  • Nose to the Grindstone
  • Push the Envelope
  • Jack-of-All-Trades
  • Keep One's Cards Close to One's Chest
  • Jury-Rigged
  • Be There or Be Square
  • Not in Kansas Anymore
  • Hot Potato
  • Smell a Rat
  • Born With a Silver Spoon in One's Mouth
  • Watch My Six
  • Beat Around the Bush
  • It's All Greek to Me
  • Throw Someone a Curveball
  • Sawbuck
  • Wet Your Whistle
  • Yahoo
  • New York Minute
  • Deus Ex Machina
  • Jump the Gun
  • No-Brainer
  • Rubbernecking
  • Souped Up
  • Loose Cannon
  • About the Author and Illustrator
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 428.1
Lexile 830
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614732372, 9781623231873
Copyright 2013, 2013
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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.