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Idioms with Body Parts
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Ready and eager to hear what one has to say; prepared to listen intently.
to disregard or ignore
Long Arm Of The Law
the police seen as a far-reaching or intimidating power.
One who has experience doing a particular task
A propensity and preference for eating sugary foods
1. Enough space to move around an area easily.
2. The freedom and ability to act as one wants
1. A tendency or habit of speaking incessantly and indiscreetly, especially about sensitive or secret information.
2. A person who talks in such a manner.
Cost An Arm And A Leg
To cost lot of money.
Something, especially a choice or decision, that is so obvious or easy as to require little or no thought.
Let Your Hair Down
To Behave Freely And Naturally To Relax And Show Your True Self
In Over Your Head
Too deeply involved in or with a difficult situation, beyond the point of being able to control or cope with things any longer.
a position superior to someone; the advantage of someone
In The Blink Of An Eye
So quickly as to seem almost imperceptible (i.e., in the space of time it takes a person to blink)
Like Pulling Teeth
Said of something that is especially difficult, tedious, requires an extreme amount of effort, or is done in the most difficult or unpleasant way possible.
Blow Your Mind
To extremely impress, overwhelm, or excite one
Completely; by memory. Often used in reference to something that one has memorized or knows very well.
A narrow escape from or avoidance of a situation, often an unfavorable or dangerous one.
Get On Your Nerves
To irritate, grate on, or exasperate someone.
Hale And Hearty
In robust good health
Slip Of The Tongue
A small mistake made when speaking.
Bite Your Nails
A Reflection Of Extreme Nervousness Or Inability To Handle Stressful Situations.
2. To nervously await something
BlowUp a Balloon
To explode or cause to explode
to increase the importance of (something)
Telling people what they want to hear
Insincere allegiance, respect
Insincere agreement; to consent with one's word while dissenting in one's heart
An expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction.
STAB SB. IN THE BACK
A betrayal; an act of treachery
HAVE THE FINGERS CROSSED FOR SB.
Used to encourage someone to hope for a successful or advantageous outcome:
TURN A BLIND EYE TO STH
To refuse to see or recognize something:
PULL YOUR LEG
To kid, fool, or trick someone, Play a joke on, tease
PUT MY FOOT DOWN
To be unyielding or inflexible in one's position or decision.
TWISTING MY ARM
To pressure someone, to force
THUMB A LIFT
signal with your thumb for vehicle to stop and give you a free lift
SHOULDER THE BURDEN
deal with something
FOOT THE BILL
pay for something
FACE THE MUSIC
receive punishment, accept unpleasant results of one´s action
TOE THE LINE
meet a standard, abide by the rules
STOMACH THE IDEA
dislike or hate something or somebody
ELBOW PEOPLE ASIDE
push someone aside with one´s elbow or arm
Have one's head in the clouds
be unaware or unrealistic about something
Head over heels
very excited and/or joyful, especially when in love
An earlier start
Keep one's chin up
Try to be cheerful
"remain brave and keep on trying"
(My) lips are sealed
promise to keep a secret
Makes my blood boil
Makes me very angry
Over my dead body
When you absolutely will not allow something to happen.
not unless I'm dead and can't stop you
Play something by ear
Do something without a plan
See eye to eye
to agree fully; to have the same opinion
to agree about someone or something with someone else
Stick your neck out
Help someone a lot, with possible bad consequences for oneself
Wash one's hands of something
Stop dealing with an issue or problem
Chip on the shoulder
An attitude that leads one to become combative or easily angered.
A bad attitude that tends to get someone easily upset.
A habitually hostile or combative attitude.
Get it off your chest
To vent one's pent-up feelings.
to unburden oneself; to confess something; to criticize or make a personal complaint to someone.
Have the stomach for a fight
to have the courage or resolution to do
Have your finger in many pies.
to be involved in too many things; to have too many tasks going to be able to do any of them well.
Have your head screwed on (straight)
To have sound judgment.
Keep your ear to the ground
To listen for any indication of what is happening or will happen
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