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||Down in the Dumps
Courtney was sad. She had lost her favorite bracelet. Her best friend was going away for the entire summer. She had just found out she was going to summer school. As a result, Courtney felt down in the dumps.
Down in the dumps means _________________.
|bringing the garbage to the end of the driveway|
Jodi's grandmother spent months knitting a sweater for Jodi. When Jodi took a look at it, she really disliked the colors. She couldn't tell her grandmother that, so she told a little white lie instead.
White lie means _____________.
|huge, made-up story|
|lie that is told to avoid hurting someone's feelings|
The school play was getting too expensive. The team planning it had gone all out but they didn't have enough money to pay for it all. The principal came in to speak with the group. "You have some great ideas here. Now let's see where we can cut corners to make this play a success. We may have to change the scenery and the playbook to save some money; otherwise the play can't go on."
Cut corners means ___________.
|cut the edges of the play's program|
|clip some coupons|
|use money wisely and try to save by spending only what is necessary|