Idioms regarding parts of teh body

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1. give one's right arm

1.1. to be willing to give something of great value for someone or something

1.2. I'd give my right arm for a nice cool drink

2. keep/hold someone at arm's lenght

2.1. to avoid becoming connected with someone or something

2.2. She doesn't talk much about it because she needs to hold these painful experiences at arm's length.

3. with open arms

3.1. with happiness or enthusiasm

3.2. I know I'm not going to be greeted with open arms.

4. behind somoone's back

4.1. to do something without letting them know about it

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

5. see the back of something/someone

5.1. to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them

5.2. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see the back of her

6. put someone's back up

6.1. to make someone get angry

6.2. Now, now, don't get your back up. I didn't mean any harm.

7. put one's back into something

7.1. Make a strenuous effort

7.2. If you put your back into that report, you'll soon be done.

8. get someone's blood up

8.1. to hate something

8.2. It gets my blood up to see how bad behaved those children are.

9. to be in someone's blood

9.1. to be inside, to be in the genes

9.2. She´s really good at dancing. It must be in her blood.

10. make no bones about something

10.1. to say clearly what you think or feel although you may embarrass or offend someone

10.2. She makes no bones about wanting John to leave.

11. to have a bone to pick with someone

11.1. something that you say when you want to talk to someone about something they have done that has annoyed you

11.2. I have a bone to pick with you. Did you eat that chocolate mousse I was saving for my tea?