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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122: Idioms: the head I
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    Idioms: the head I


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    ENGLISH IDIOMS: Head I

     

    IDIOM 1: "to put one's foot in one's mouth"
    -> MEANING: get into trouble by saying something embarassing or rude
    -> EXAMPLE: My colleague put his foot in his mouth when he told everyone that he didn't like the new manager.

     

    IDIOM 2: "armed to the teeth"
    -> MEANING: fully armed, having many weapons
    -> EXAMPLE: The robbers were armed to the teeth when they robbed the bank.

     

    IDIOM 3: "to pick the brains of"
    -> MEANING: get ideas or information about something by asking an expert
    -> EXAMPLE: We picked the brains of the official who was sent to talk about the pollution problem.

     

    IDIOM 4: "to button one's lip"
    -> MEANING: stop talking, keep a secret, be quiet
    -> EXAMPLE: Please button your lip so that we can hear what the speaker is saying.

     

    IDIOM 5: "to have rocks in one's head"
    -> MEANING: be stupid, not have good judgement
    -> EXAMPLE: He must have rocks in his head if he thinks that I am going to lend him any more money.




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