#IOTW: Idioms related to body parts (4)

Hello, fellas! How was your fasting?

Tonight, we’ll have #IOTW session about body parts. For those who missed the previous session, you can find it here. Let’s start!

  1. In over one’s head. Meaning: taking on a task that you can’t handle
    • Example:
      • He was in over his head doing the group task alone.”
  2. Keep an eye on. Meaning: take care of, watch in order to protect
    • Example:
      • “There are new security cameras to keep an eye on the shop’s guests.”
  3. Keep one’s chin up. Meaning: try to be cheerful
    • Example:
      • “Your test result is not that bad, keep your chin up, pal.”
  4. Learn by heart, know by heart. Meaning: memorize
    • Example:
      • “The transfer student knows all of the math equations by heart.”
  5. Let one’s hair down. Meaning: relax, have fun
    • Example:
      • “Exams are over, you should let your hair down.”
  6. (One’s) lips are sealed. Meaning: promise to keep a secret
    • Example:
      • “I can’t tell you anything, my lips are sealed.”
  7. Makes my blood boil. Meaning: makes me very angry
    • Example:
      • “Those heartless corruptors make my blood boil.”
  8. Neck of the woods.Meaning: nearby location or region
    • Example:
      • “The new student’s house is in our neck of the woods.
  9. (An) old hand. Meaning: an experienced person
    • Example:
      • “The new math teacher is young but he’s an old hand. He’ll help us through the exam.”
  10. Over my dead body. Meaning: not unless I’m dead and can’t stop you
    • Example:
      • “He wanted to see my answer sheet but I told him that he’ll get it over my dead body.”

That’s all I can share tonight, fellas. Don’t miss our upcoming topics! Thank you for your attention. Have a good rest and good night!

Compiled and written by @iismail21 for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 12 June, 2016.



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