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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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Mofi

Mofi

Spain

It´s really good!!. Thank you

11:06 PM Sep 05 2007 |

yan er

yan er

China

beautifulTongue out

01:18 PM Sep 05 2007 |

yan er

yan er

China

very useful.thank you

01:17 PM Sep 05 2007 |

pinkprincess

United Arab Emirates

thanks for this lesson _

11:01 PM Sep 04 2007 |

ms.alisha

ms.alisha

United States

This is a really simple and clear chart! I think its great and i would def. use it in the classroom! :)

08:59 PM Sep 04 2007 |

irina Ferum

Russian Federation

I Thought it/s a lesson. How you put it on the site? Grate work!

02:42 AM Sep 04 2007 |

milly2011

milly2011

China

one word: good !

01:45 AM Sep 04 2007 |

milly2011

milly2011

China

in order to appreciate the article, I must learn it by heart !

01:35 AM Sep 04 2007 |

ruichiu

ruichiu

China

wow  thanks

01:33 PM Sep 02 2007 |

anaenglishbaby

Philippines

hi

 

07:06 AM Sep 02 2007 |

Peyman

Peyman

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks a lot

07:13 PM Sep 01 2007 |

Blue-Smile

Blue-Smile

Switzerland

Great lesson! Thanks a lot!

05:17 PM Sep 01 2007 |

alkhader

alkhader

United Kingdom

You welcome All of you and I am so happy to see you happy too

many thanks to all of U guys

04:20 PM Sep 01 2007 |

Hyeon Ju Bang

South Korea

I think it is very useful and I suprised because there were very similiar things in my country, Korea. such as flesh and blood, all ears,get something off one's chest..

12:00 AM Sep 01 2007 |

xiaoo

China

thanks

02:58 PM Aug 31 2007 |

melody7921

China

good, wonderful, useful

08:44 AM Aug 30 2007 |

mr.scorpion

Turkey

thanks

 

12:00 PM Aug 29 2007 |

shakil

Pakistan

best idea

10:33 AM Aug 29 2007 |

Vickiebaby

China

Laughing

01:35 PM Aug 28 2007 |

Vickiebaby

China

useful

01:35 PM Aug 28 2007 |

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