Get Your Nose Out of Joint

And Other Medical Expressions

From the Series It's Just an Expression

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

A taste of your own medicine. Rub salt in the wound. Warts and all. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when you don’t have to take any medicine and you don’t have any wounds or warts! That’s because these sentences are idioms—phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don’t let idioms be your Achilles’ heel. Let’s explore a variety of idioms related to health and medicine and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.6
BISACS JNF029000, JNF028000, JNF024000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 750
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152856
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and eSource


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“The pages are well designed, and the texts are lively. Since many of the idioms have mathematical, historical, or scientific connections, this series may be used across curriculums, with plenty of opportunities for writing activities.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

It's Just an Expression

It’s Just an Expression explores the meaning and origin of common idioms in the English language, from “batting a thousand” to “bring home the bacon.” The series’ dual-level approach makes the books perfect for both striving readers as well as advanced learners looking… View available downloads →