HOME: The Story of Maine
"Trails, Rails, and Roads," Lesson 1: Language and Transportation
Student worksheet: Idiom List*
Almost every day, each of us gets in a car, train, bus, or on a bike or boat in order to get somewhere. We rely on transportation. Methods of transportation have affected our history, our economy, and our culture. They have even influenced the way we speak. The idioms listed below all came from a certain mode of transportation. Try to guess the origin and the meaning of each of these idioms. Write your guesses in the space provided.