Example: He would give his right arm to have a new house.He would give his right arm to have a new house.
keep someone at a distance.
Example:I can't stand her, that's why I keep her at arm's length.
with affection or enthusiasm
Example: After all that had happened, it was only natural that they didn't welcome him with open arms.
If you do something behind someone's back, you do it without letting them know about it.
Example: We've taught our kids that it's impolite to talk about people behind their backs.
get rid of something unpleasant. If you work hard next week, you'll see the back of this job.
Example: Sheila can't wait to see the back of this project, she can't stand it any longer.
If you put or get someone's back up, you annoy them.
Example: he does it deliberately, even though she knows I don't like it, just to get my back up.
work very hard at something
Example: She put her back into it and got good results
To tell somebody to get off your back means to ask them to stop finding faults or criticizing you
gets someone irish, to get someone get ungry
Example: It gets my blood up to see how bad behaved those children are
llevar algo en la sangre
Example: She´s really good at dancing. It must be in her blood
to say dearly what you think or feel altough you may embarrase or offend someone
Example:Tom made no bones about wanting to be promoted
To say that someone is a bag of bones means that they are extremely thin
Example: When he came home from the war he was a bag of bones
If you throw someone a bone, you say something kind or reward them in some way to make them feel good
Example: The old man can't help very much but Bill throws him a bone now and then to keep him happy