Idioms with parts of body

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Idioms with parts of body by Mind Map: Idioms with parts of body

1. arm

1.1. give ones right arm

1.2. to be willing, to give something grat value for someone or something

1.2.1. Example: He would give his right arm to have a new house.He would give his right arm to have a new house.

1.3. keep someone at arms lenght

1.3.1. keep someone at a distance.

1.3.2. Example:I can't stand her, that's why I keep her at arm's length.

1.4. with open arms

1.4.1. with affection or enthusiasm

1.4.2. Example: After all that had happened, it was only natural that they didn't welcome him with open arms.

2. back

2.1. behind someones back

2.1.1. If you do something behind someone's back, you do it without letting them know about it.

2.1.2. Example: We've taught our kids that it's impolite to talk about people behind their backs.

2.2. see the back of something

2.2.1. get rid of something unpleasant. If you work hard next week, you'll see the back of this job.

2.2.2. Example: Sheila can't wait to see the back of this project, she can't stand it any longer.

2.3. put someones back up

2.3.1. If you put or get someone's back up, you annoy them.

2.3.2. Example: he does it deliberately, even though she knows I don't like it, just to get my back up.

2.4. put ones back into something

2.4.1. work very hard at something

2.4.2. Example: She put her back into it and got good results

2.5. Get off my back!

2.5.1. To tell somebody to get off your back means to ask them to stop finding faults or criticizing you

3. blood

3.1. get someones blood up

3.1.1. gets someone irish, to get someone get ungry

3.1.2. Example: It gets my blood up to see how bad behaved those children are

3.2. be in someones blood

3.2.1. llevar algo en la sangre

3.2.2. Example: She´s really good at dancing. It must be in her blood

4. bones

4.1. make no bones about something

4.1.1. to say dearly what you think or feel altough you may embarrase or offend someone

4.1.2. Example:Tom made no bones about wanting to be promoted

4.2. back of bones

4.2.1. To say that someone is a bag of bones means that they are extremely thin

4.2.2. Example: When he came home from the war he was a bag of bones

4.3. Throw someone a bone

4.3.1. If you throw someone a bone, you say something kind or reward them in some way to make them feel good

4.3.2. Example: The old man can't help very much but Bill throws him a bone now and then to keep him happy