#IOTW: Idioms related to body parts

  1. Hands tied. Meaning: Not being able to do something that you normally have the power or the authority to do.
    • Example:
      • “I’m sorry, Tay. There’s nothing I can do with your salary. My hands are tied.”
  2. All ears. Meaning: Fully listening.
    • Example:
      • “It’s okay, just tell me what is going on. I’m all ears.”
  3. Cry one’s heart out. Meaning: Cry really hard.
    • Example:
      • “I feel sorry for Rian. He cried his heart out when he found out that Cass had an accident.”
  4. Head over heels. Meaning: Deeply in love.
    • Example:
      • “Look at Alex, he is head over heels for Lisa. They are so cute!”
  5. Pull one’s leg. Meaning: Joke or tease someone.
    • Example:
      • “Jay decided to pull Nick’s leg by telling him that he had broken his phone.”
  6. See eye to eye. Meaning: Agree with each other.
    • Example:
      • “Brendon and Ryan didn’t see eye to eye about the genre of music they are going to play.”
  7. Thick in the head. Meaning: Not very intelligent.
    • Example:
      • I’m a bit thick in the head when it comes to remembering guitar chords.”
  8. Let one’s hair down. Meaning: Relax, have fun.
    • Example:
      • “Eli told Kevin to let his hair down for a while because he had been working all day.”

Those are the definitions, fellas. Now I will tweet the examples to help you understand better :)


Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.



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