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body idioms

body idioms

Date: Aug 13 2008

主題: 成語和俚語

作者: majid_jjs

課程

slang(hand)
hand over
pass on something
Before I leave, I have to hand over all my work

get out of hand
become impossible to manage
You'll have to deal with this problem before it gets out of hand

have your hands full
be very busy
I can't do anything about it now - my hands are full.

in hand
under control
The company report is in hand - you'll have it next week

live hand to mouth
only earn enough money for food
After he lost his job, he had to live hand to mouth for a couple of months

have someone in the palm of your hand
have influence over someone
He's got her in the palm of his hand

be caught red-handed
The children were caught red-handed picking the flowers

slang(finger)

butter fingers
be clumsy and drop things
You've dropped my vase! Butter fingers!

keep your fingers crossed
wish something for someone
Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow - it's my job interview

look through ones fingers
I looked through him finger when I saw him

under your thumb
control someone
She's got him under her thumb - he won't do anything without asking her first

slang(feet&legs)
put your foot in it
say or do something you shouldn't
I think I've put my foot in it - I told her about the party

have itchy feet
not able to settle down in one place
She's going off travelling again - she's got really itchy feet

keep someone on their toes
keep someone alert
Our teacher keeps us on our toes - we have to pay attention in class


stand on your own two feet
be independent
I don't need your help - I can stand on my own two feet

have two left feet
be awkward or clumsy
He's a terrible dancer - he's got two left feet

walk on eggshells
be careful about what you say or do
She's in a terrible mood - you'll have to walk on eggshells around her

foot the bill
pay the bill
He had to foot the bill for the party

slang(back)
go behind someone's back
do something secretly
She went behind my back and told my boss I wanted a new job

back off
stop trying to force someone to do something
Will you just back off and let me decide what I should do!"

back down
accept defeat
He finally backed down and let me buy a pet rabbit."

back someone up
support someone
Thank you for backing me up in the meeting

put your back into something
work very hard at something
She put her back into it and got good results

stab someone in the back
betray someone
Be careful of him - he'll stab you in the back if it gets him what he wants

意見

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ivette_carlier

France

Fantastic forum, nice post although somewhat dated, what else! Nice job Madjid.

05:12 PM Mar 31 2017 |

ana_sharma

India

Gr8


11:57 AM Dec 09 2013 |

Liu160638

Liu160638

China

Wow,I came to the right place!

05:06 PM Sep 13 2013 |

xieyong

China

usefull,thanks

02:15 PM Dec 25 2008 |

Eydo

Eydo

Turkey

It is realy fantastic;Body idoims are important; as well as body language!...And we have got many idioms in coman as well as we have here in our country/Turkey in Turkish and Arabic as well.

02:05 PM Dec 25 2008 |

TonyKing

TonyKing

China

A little bit fun.

12:56 PM Nov 01 2008 |

Lucia_Fang

Lucia_Fang

China

It is very useful for me.Thanks a lot!

03:24 AM Oct 31 2008 |

Temka

Temka

Mongolia

Smileit is usefulLaughing

12:42 PM Oct 30 2008 |

TiMa-Bird

TiMa-Bird

Algeria

gr8..i realy loved it..thx alot :D

09:58 PM Oct 27 2008 |

daniel-macky2008

China

i was very happy to discover that there is a very interesting lesson like this one . i've learned much from it and i'm very pleased.

04:25 AM Oct 27 2008 |

MUJAHID

MUJAHID

India

great job majid thanks

04:55 AM Oct 26 2008 |

kleopatra-336

Azerbaijan

THANKS A LOT

08:47 AM Oct 25 2008 |

kleopatra-336

Azerbaijan

THANKS A LOT

08:47 AM Oct 25 2008 |

amany7

amany7

Saudi Arabia

cooooooooL :)

08:56 PM Oct 19 2008 |

mmparsy

mmparsy

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

gooood

05:02 PM Oct 15 2008 |

guzalay

China

thanks a lot ,they are very useful and i like the way of ur explanations.good job ,hope u'll write more here ,so we could learn well and can improve our level.thanks again! : )

03:19 PM Oct 15 2008 |

lola-zhang

lola-zhang

China

well done.

thank you.

05:19 AM Oct 14 2008 |

amany7

amany7

Saudi Arabia

thanks 4 the lesson,Allah bless you …^^""

05:41 PM Oct 12 2008 |

ER Negativ

Azerbaijan

Very Well Thanks

03:48 PM Oct 11 2008 |

jyangluck

jyangluck

China

it's very nice!

01:41 AM Oct 09 2008 |

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