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Idioms of the Body
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    Idioms involving body parts such as "put your feet up"
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  • What is the meaning of ALL EARS?
    fully listening
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  • break a leg
    good-luck
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  • cold feet
    nervous just before a big event
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  • cost an arm and a leg
    be very expensive
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  • face the music
    meet, stand up to unpleasant consequences, for example, criticism or punishment
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  • (my) flesh and blood
    relative
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  • get something off one's chest
    tell someone your problems
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  • have one's head in the clouds
    be unaware or unrealistic about something
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  • head over heels
    deeply in love
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  • head start
    an earlier start
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  • keep one's chin up
    try to be cheerful
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  • by heart
    memorize
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  • let one's hair down
    relax, have fun
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  • the neck of the woods
    nearby location or region
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  • (an) old hand
    an experienced person
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  • over my dead body
    not unless I'm dead and can't stop you
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  • play something by ear
    do something without a plan
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  • pull one's leg
    joke or tease someone
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  • see eye to eye
    agree
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  • (by the) skin of one's teeth
    just barely
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  • thick in the head
    not very intelligent
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  • To stab someone in the back.
    To say nasty things about someone when they are not there.
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  • To have a bun in the oven.
    To be pregnant.
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  • The naked eye
    If something can be seen with the naked eye, it can be seen without the help of a microscope.
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  • In the blink of an eye.
    Extremely quickly.
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  • Turn a blind eye.
    To ignore something that you know is wrong.
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  • Itchy feet.
    To be restless and have a strong desire to travel.
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  • To put your feet up.
    To relax.
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  • Achilles heel.
    A small fault or weakness in a person or system that can result in its failure.
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  • Skeleton in the closet/cupboard.
    If you have a skeleton in the cupboard it means you have are hiding a shocking secret about yourself.
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  • To be tongue-tied.
    Describes the feeling (familiar to many language learners) that you get when you can't seem to find the right words to say, and so you are unable to speak. As i
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