10 FAMOUS BODY IDIOMS IN ENGLISH
As a change from our regular english learning process let us today peep into a fresh topic of body idioms which involve body part but the real meaning of the idiom means something very different.
Let’s explore them one by one.
1. Play it by ear
This is a body idiom on a very lighter tone which is used when you want to be very casual, flexible or without a plan.
We haven’t planned anything this new year we are simply going to play it by ear.
2. Cost an arm and a leg
This body idiom refers to something very costly.
Taking all my friends to the Lulu mall is going to cost an arm and a leg for me.
3. Can’t stomach
This body idiom refers to deeply hate or dislike anything or anybody.
I can’t stomach the idea of staying with those arrogant room mates.
I can’t stomach the idea of settling abroad.
4. Pain in the neck
This body idiom is used to denote something very problematic or causing trouble.
I have so many commitments this week. It is a real pain in the neck.
5. To pull one’s own weight
This idiom is used to refer being responsible of some duty we need to do.
He felt guilty because he didn’t pull one’s own weight yesterday.
6. Get something off your chest
To get something off your chest is a body which is used when you want to vent or say something to someone. May be it could even be a hidden secret.
This is a right opportunity I want to get something off your chest.
7. To pull someone’s leg
This is a most common idiom used in our daily life. This idiom is used to say that we are kidding or making a joke.
Were you ready with your final script, they have suddenly canceled the program. Sorry I was just trying to pull your leg.
8. To let down your hair
This body idiom is used when after a hectic event or work you want to take a break, relax and enjoy life.
I and my friend need to let down our hair.
9. To get cold feet
This is a body idiom used to indicate your nervous, scared, have fear and you want to drop your plan of doing something or you want to back of feet.
For Example:- I had a cold feet before my wedding.
10. To stick one’s neck out
This body idiom means to take a huge risk by experimenting something this idiom could also be used when you want to help somebody of their risk
1. I am sticking my neck out to save my friend from that danger
2. By participating in the adventure show I think you are sticking your neck out.
I guess these were awesomely cool body idioms which are so much unavoidable and easy, encouraging to use in our daily lives.
Catch you soon