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English Arm Idioms

The teacher introduces us to three idioms connected with arms. English Idioms: Up in arms: Rising up in anger; very angry. (Also literal when actual weapons are involved.) My father was really up in arms when he got his tax bill this year. The citizens were up in arms, pounding on the gates of the palace, demanding justice. Would give one’s right arm: (for someone or something) would be willing to give something of great value in exchange for someone or something. I’d give my right arm for a nice cool drink. I’d give my right arm to be there.
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English Eye idioms

The teacher introduces us to three idioms connected with eyes. BBC learn english idioms. English Idioms: To keep an eye on: have an eye on someone or something and keep an eye on someone or something to keep watch on someone or something; to keep track of someone or something. (The an can be replaced by one’s.) I have my eye on the apple tree. When the apples ripen, I’ll harvest them. Please keep an eye on the baby. Will you please keep your eye on my house while I’m on vacation? To have eyes at the back of one`s
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English Foot idioms

English Idioms: itchy feet:having feet that itch; restless, having the desire to wander. I’ve got itchy feet Cold feet: To become timid or frightened; to have one’s feet seem to freeze with fear. Example Sentence: I usually get cold feet when I have to speak in public. John got cold feet and wouldn’t run in the race. Shot oneself in the foot: Make a situation worse for oneself by accident. Example Sentences: A: Did you meet your new girlfriend’s parents last night? B: Yes I did. A: How did it go? B: I shot myself in the foot when I
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English Leg Idioms

In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with legs. English Idioms: Pulling somebody`s leg: fooling someone, joking with someone Cost an arm and a leg : To cost too much. It cost an arm and a leg, so I didn’t buy it. Why should a little plastic part cost an arm and a leg? Give no leg to stand on: [for an argument or a case] to have no support. (Informal. Do not have can be replaced with be without.) You may think you’re in the right, but you don’t have a leg to stand
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English Hair Idioms

In this video, The Teacher introduces three idioms connected to the word ‘hair’: I let my hair down; Keep your hair on; I’m tearing my hair out. Englihs idioms: Let one´s hair down: relax, get comfortable; behave informally; rid oneself of restraints Keep your hair on: Take it easy. Tear one´s hair: to be anxious, frustrated, or angry. I was so nervous, I was about to tear my hair. I had better get home. My parents will be tearing their hair out.