Today we will review three new idioms. Cream of the crop, Butter someone up, and Bring home the bacon. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.
|Cream of the crop
|"The best of the best"
|Butter someone up
|"To flatter someone"
|Bring home the bacon
|"To bring home money earned at a job"
CREAM OF THE CROP
|This car is the cream of the crop.
|These three students are very smart. They are the cream of the crop in their class.
|This ring is the cream of the crop.
BUTTER SOMEONE UP
|A student tried to butter the teacher up.
|She buttered up her boss again.
|The magazine tried to get her to write an article by buttering her up.
BRING HOME THE BACON
|If he stays at home with the kids, someone else will have to bring home the bacon.
|I've got to get to work if I'm going to bring home the bacon.
|I bring home the bacon.