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Date: Jul 21 2007

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Author: alkhader

Lesson

Idiom MeaningExample Sentence
all earsfully listeningGive me a minute to finish my work and then I'll be all ears to hear about your project.
break a leg good-luckToday's the big game, eh? Break a leg!
cold feetnervous just before a big eventMy sister didn't get cold feet until she put her wedding gown on.
cost an arm and a legbe very expensiveThese cakes are delicious, but they cost an arm and a leg.
cry your heart outcry very hardI cried my heart out when my best friend moved away.
face the musicmeet, stand up to unpleasant conseqences, for example criticism or punishment I stayed out all night. When I eventually got home I had to face the music from my wife.
(my) flesh and bloodrelativeI have to hire Mia. She's my own flesh and blood.
get something off one's chesttell someone your problemsThanks for listening to me complain about my boss. I just needed to get this off my chest.
give a hand, lend a handhelp (someone) do somethingI can give you a hand when you move if you like.
have one's head in the cloudsbe unaware or unrealistic about somethingAmy has her head in the clouds if she thinks she's going to pass her exams without studying.
head over heels deeply in loveMy brother is head over heels for his new girlfriend.
head startan earlier startThe kids gave Anthony a head start in the bicycle race because he was the youngest.
in over one's head taking on a task that you can't handleI was in over my head when I agreed to babysit the triplets and the dogs.
keep an eye ontake care of, watch in order to protectI'll keep an eye on the dinner while you're on the phone.
keep one's chin uptry to be cheerfulKeep your chin up. I'm sure you'll make some friends soon.
learn by heart, know by heartmemorizeI learned my multiplication tables by heart in the fourth grade.
let one's hair downrelax, have funGo to the cottage and let your hair down this weekend.
(my) lips are sealedpromise to keep a secretDon't worry, I won't tell your mother how much you spent. My lips are sealed.
makes my blood boilmakes me very angryIt makes my blood boil when people don't tie up their dogs.
neck of the woods nearby location or regionI heard that they might be opening a post office in our neck of the woods soon.
(an) old handan experienced person My uncle's an old hand at car repair. He'll know what the problem is.
over my dead bodynot unless I'm dead and can't stop youMy daughter wants a tatoo. I told her she'd get one over my dead body.
pat on the backrecognition or a thank-youThe party organizers deserve a pat on the back for a job well done.
play something by eardo something without a planWe don't know if the weather will be good enough for camping. We'll have to play it by ear.
pull one's leg joke or tease someoneI was just pulling your leg. I'm not really a police officer.
rule of thumbbasic rule (not always followed)The rule of thumb is that the students wear black pants and white shirts.
see eye to eyeagreeThe couple don't see eye to eye on how to train their pets.
(by the) skin of one's teethjust barelyI passed my exam by the skin of my teeth.
stick your neck outhelp someone a lot, with possible bad consequences for oneselfI stuck my neck out for Bessie when she was thrown out of her house.
sweet tootha love of sugar or sweet thingsI need three spoonfuls of sugar in my tea. I have a sweet tooth.
thick in the headnot very intelligentI'm a bit thick in the head when it comes to reading a map.
wash one's hands of somethingstop dealing with an issue or problemI'm washing my hands of Mary's addiction. She is going to have to get some professional help.

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kalai_76

Malaysia

thanks

01:44 PM Sep 18 2007 |

banaba

banaba

China

It is very useful,thanks!

09:09 AM Sep 18 2007 |

ejazawan

ejazawan

Pakistan

THANKS

07:43 AM Sep 18 2007 |

catch me if you can

United Kingdom

DOOD IDIOM AS PROVERB

03:15 AM Sep 18 2007 |

catch me if you can

United Kingdom

GOOD IDIOM AS PROVERB

03:14 AM Sep 18 2007 |

artek

Philippines

such a great help thanks!!Kiss

01:18 AM Sep 18 2007 |

Hasan ah

Hasan ah

Qatar

yah iliked the idioms

04:13 PM Sep 17 2007 |

Hasan ah

Hasan ah

Qatar

nice lesson alkhader i liked the idioms keep going

and thanks for that lesson

04:13 PM Sep 17 2007 |

Kingslove

Kingslove

Ghana

hi pretty want to be friend with u.dear,
though i have not seen nor met you before i can fell You are friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and true
Always there… yes that's you.
Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful, with honest,
Confyjutjriding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that's you… not one bit of spite.
You're one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another… in the long chain.
Appreciative, warm and precious like gold
Our friendship won't tarnish or ever grow old
You'll always be there, I know that is true
I'll always be here… always for you.
and due to this i would like to have u as my friend whom i can share my idea and thoughts with.hope to hear from u soon.vhi pretty want to be friend with u.dear,
though i have not seen nor met you before i can fell You are friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and true
Always there… yes that's you.
Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful, with honest,
Confiding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that's you… not one bit of spite.
You're one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another… in the long chain.
Appreciative, warm and precious like gold
Our friendship won't tarnish or ever grow old
You'll always be there, I know that is true
I'll always be here… always for you.
and due to this i would like to have u as my friend whom i can share my idea and thoughts with.hope to hear from u soon.

08:36 PM Sep 16 2007 |

jacilene

jacilene

Norway

I am really delighted about this course.  I love English and I will be glad to get American friends soon.  I live in Larkollen, Norway and would like to congratulate the ones who are involved in the preparation of this course!!

05:20 PM Sep 16 2007 |

Marilyn Ann

China

thanks!

02:57 PM Sep 16 2007 |

Carine

Carine

Brazil

Thanks…

Have a nice week!!!

12:47 AM Sep 16 2007 |

alkhader

alkhader

United Kingdom

YOU ARE MORE WELCOME GUYS

08:14 PM Sep 15 2007 |

Nelly_l

Nelly_l

Algeria

it’s really a useful lesson

01:42 PM Sep 15 2007 |

Minh Tri

Minh Tri

Viet Nam

useful

12:26 PM Sep 15 2007 |

maiphan312000

Viet Nam

Thank you so much

Nice to meet you

08:48 AM Sep 15 2007 |

ganesh verma

India

this lesson is simply wonderful, useful, fantastic. infact, I'm not able to find the word to describe it. thanx

04:46 AM Sep 15 2007 |

emre_botan

emre_botan

Turkey

i should learn themby my heart…
thnx

07:23 PM Sep 14 2007 |

im_lucky08

im_lucky08

Philippines

thank you for posting!

05:02 PM Sep 14 2007 |

fatimas

fatimas

Jordan

thise idiom are very usefull and nice to use in our speech

10:04 AM Sep 14 2007 |

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