SEPTEMBER IDIOMS: “To pin upon another’s sleeve” on Day 255 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids

Here on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids, your kids will be “dressed” with IDIOMS during the month of September.

IDIOMS are phrases that reveal “secrets” from the past. IDIOMS come from many sources, many languages, many authors, many cultures.  The “hidden” meanings in IDIOMS are great fun for kids, but also teach important, interesting and intriguing lessons in how language has developed and evolved over time.

Each SEPTEMBER IDIOM on 365 Days of Literacy for Kids will address something to do with clothing such as teaching kids the meaning of the very interesting to pin upon another’s sleeve idiom.

– The idiom to pin upon another’s sleeve means to attach, assign, blame or attribute something to another person.

Origin of to pin upon another’s sleeve Idiom:  To pin upon another’s sleeve is a term used as far back as the 16th century, generally related to religious faith and beliefs (pin our beliefs upon their sleeves).

– Today, a more common use of the idiom to pin upon another’s sleeve has to do with blame (the crime was pinned upon his sleeve)

– Sleeves are such visible and prominent pieces of clothing that the visual is easy to understand.

Dress your kids for back-to-school success with knowledge and attention to pin upon another’s sleeve.

And speaking of sleeves and more sleeves, sleeves seem to be clothing pieces that show up in lots of idioms

Take a few minutes each day in SEPTEMBER to teach the secrets of IDIOMS to your kids & grandkids.  Understanding IDIOMS is a wonderful way to enrich reading and language development.

And I’m not just talking through my hat!

SEPTEMBER IDIOMS: “To pin upon another’s sleeve” on Day 255 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids was last modified: September 12th, 2011 by Sharon Couto
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SEPTEMBER IDIOMS: “To pin upon another’s sleeve” on Day 255 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids was last modified: September 12th, 2011 by Sharon Couto