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On cloud nine A pretty penny The sixty-four-thousand-dollar question Have you heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when the sky is cloud-free and there are no pennies in sight! That's because these sayings are idioms—phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms put you at sixes and sevens. Let's explore a variety of idioms related to money and numbers and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Bridget Heos

Bridget Heos is the author of THE MUSTACHE BABY series, illustrated by Joy Ang, STEGOTHESAURUS, illustrated by T.L. McBeth, FAIRY'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, illustrated by Sara Not, TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE LAMB, illustrated by Sarah Jennings, and QUEEN DOG, illustrated by Alejandro O'Keefe. She has also written more than 100 nonfiction children's titles, including I, FLY, with illustrations by Jennifer Plecas, the ANIMALS: JUST LIKE US series, with illustrations by David Clark, SHELL, BEAK, TUSK, and BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES: THE STORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE FROM SHERLOCK HOLMES TO DNA. Bridget lives in Kansas City with her husband and four children. You can visit her on the Web at authorbridgetheos.com, on Facebook @Author Bridget Heos, or on Twitter @BridgetHeos.

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