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PARTS OF THE BODY IDIOMS by Mind Map: PARTS
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PARTS OF THE BODY IDIOMS

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ARM

"Give one´s right arm"

To be willing to give something of great value for someone or something. Example: I'd give my right arm for a nice cool drink. I'd give my eyeteeth to be there.

"Keep someone at arm´s length"

When you need to be careful to not let someone to close to you. Example: "You can work with him if you want, but I would keep him at arms length."

"With open arms"

With happiness or enthusiasm Example: After suing the organization, I know I'm not going to be greeted with open arms

BACK

"Behind someone´s back"

It happened without one knowing about it; they kept it a secret. Example: Those two went to the boss, and they did it behind my back.

"Put someoné back up"

To annoy someone deliberately. Example: You really put her back up there, Jhon.

"Put one´s back into something"

Assume an attitude of obstinate resistance.Example: Michel had to put one´s back when the act attached him.

BLOOD

"Be in someone`s blood"

Definition: if an ability or a skill is in someone's blood, they have it naturally, usually because it already exists in their family or is a tradition of their social group. Example: She's a wonderful dancer just like her mother. It must be in her blood.

"Get someone`s blood up"

Definition: to get someone or oneself angry. Example: kind of language really gets my blood up. That will really get his blood up!

"Blood run cold"

Definition: to be very frightened. Example: The thought of the damage such a bomb could do made my blood run cold

BONES

"Make no bones about something"

Definition: to say clearly what you think or feel although you may embarrass or offend someone. Example: She makes no bones about wanting John to leave.

"Have got a bone to pick with someone"

Definition: be angry at someone and want to discuss it with that person. Example:I have a bone to pick with stupid parents.

"Makes my blood boil"

Definition: it makes you are really angry.Example: It makes my blood boil when people don't tie up their dogs

BRAIN

"Pick someone's brains"

Definition: ask questions about a particular subject in order to obtain advice or information.Example:Could we have lunch together? I'd like to pick your brains about something."

"Rack her brain"

Definition: try very hard to think of something or to remember something. Example: Christmas is always a hassle for me. I have to rack my brains every year to find ideas for presents

"Have something on the brain"

Definition: think or talk about something constantly. Example: Stop talking about golf. You've got golf on the brain.

EAR

"All ears"

Definition:means that you are listening very attentively. Example: Of course I want to know - I'm all ears!"

"Keep his ear close to the ground"

Definition:you make sure that you are aware of all that is happening and being said. Example: Keep your ear to the ground. You'll hear about drug dealers

EYE

"See eye to eye"

Definition:means that you agree with something or someone. Example:The couple don't see eye to eye on how to train their pets.

"Turn a blind eye to something"

Definition: ignore something or someone intentionally. Example: The usher turned a blind eye to the little boy who sneaked into the theater.

Foot

"Have two left feet"

Definition:be awkward or clumsy. Example: He's a terrible dancer, he's got two left feet

"Put one`s foot in it"

Definition:say or do something you shouldn't. Example: I think I've put my foot in it – I told her about the party

HAIR

"Let one´s hair down"

Definition:to tell one's innermost feelings and secrets. Example:Come on. Let your hair down and tell me what you really think.

"Tear hair"

Definition:to be anxious, frustrated, or angry. Example:I had better get home. My parents will be tearing their hair out.

HAND

" At first hand"

Definition:from seeing or experiencing directly. Example: For Carter, the visit was a chance to see at first hand the life and work of someone he admired.

"Take life in hands"

Definition:to risk someone's life. Example:If you go into the war zone, you will be taking your life in your hands.

HEAD

"Keep my head"

Definition: Stay calm. Example: My advice to you is to keep your head down for the moment. Keep your head down. It'll blow over.

"Have a good head on shoulders"

Definition: To have common sense. To be sensible and intelligent. Example: Mary doesn't do well in school, but she's got a good head on her shoulders.

HEART

"Breake his heart"

Definition:to cause someone great emotional pain. Example: It just broke my heart when Tom ran away from home.

"His heart in his mouth"

Definition:extremely nervous. Example:My heart was in my mouth as I walked onto the stage.

LEG

"On its last legs"

Definition: about to stop working. Example: We've had the same vacuum cleaner for twenty years now and it's on its last legs

"Have a leg to stand on"

Definition:to be in a situation where you cannot prove something. Example:The problem is, if you don't have a witness, you don't have a leg to stand on.

NECK

"Be up to the neck in something"

Definition:to be in a difficult or unpleasant situation. Example: He's paid practically nothing and he's up to his neck in debt

"Get it in the neck"

Definition:to receive trouble or punishment. Example:You are going to get it in the neck if you are not home at time

TONGUE

"Hold your tongue".

Definition:You have said enough rude things. Example: After listening to the tirade against him for nearly four minutes, Tom cried out, "Hold your tongue!"

"Bit your tongue"

Definition:someone who has just stated an unpleasant supposition that unfortunately maybe true.Example: Mary: I'm afraid that we've missed the plane already. Jane: Bite your tongue! We still have time. Mary: Marry him? But you're older than he is! Sally: Bite your tongue

"On the tip of tongue"

Definition: about to be said or almost remembered. Example:I have his name right on the tip of my tongue

TEETH

"Cut one´s teeth on something"

Definition: to get your first experience doing a particular kind of work or using a particular skill. Example:He cut his teeth in politics as a campaign manager for a small-town mayor

" Get one´s teeth into something"

Definition: to begin to do something; to get completely involved in something.Example: I can't wait to get my teeth into that Wallace job