#IOTW: Idioms on human body

Here are 10 idioms from head to toe.

  1. Head start. Meaning: to start something earlier than others.

    • “I got a head start on the race because I was the youngest.”
  2. Head over heels. Meaning: to be deeply in love with someone.

    • “Everybody knows that Ted is head over heels for Robin.”
  3. See eye to eye. Meaning: to completely agree or view something the same way with someone.

    • “My best friend and I see eye to eye on a lot of things.”
  4. Let one’s hair down. Meaning: to relax and enjoy yourself.

    • “I need to go to a silent place and let my hair down this weekend.”
  5. Neck of the woods. Meaning: a nearby location; a neighborhood.

    • “Tom is the wealthiest man in my neck of the woods.”
  6. Learn by heart. Meaning: to learn something so well that it can be written or recited without thinking; to memorize.

    • “I have to learn The Civil Code by heart for my closed-book examination.”
  7. Old hand. Meaning: someone who is very experienced at something.

    • “The maid is an old hand at cleaning the house.”
  8. Pat on the back. Meaning: to praise someone for something.

    • “The teacher patted all the students on the back for their good work.”
  9. Pull one’s leg. Meaning: to tease someone.

    • “Calm down, buddy. I was just pulling your leg.”
  10. Rule of thumb. Meaning: basic rule.

    • “The rule of thumb is that the students wear black pants and white shirts.”

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, December 10, 2016



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