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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #112239: Idioms: heart, teeth, and rest of the body...
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    Idioms: heart, teeth, and rest of the body...


     

    In order to finish with the series of idioms about the human body, we are now going to study those mentioning the human heart,

    (both as the vital organ of the blood circulation and as the "centre of feelings".)

    Then, we'll see the allusions to the teeth and to other body parts.  

     

    I) The HEART: 

     
                                             

     To wear your heart on your sleeve 

     = to show feelings and emotions

                  To have a heavy heart

                      = to be quite sad

                      To lose heart

                   = to lose courage

                          

              To stay young at heart

    = to remain young in spite of age

      A heart to heart discussion

         =a sincere  discussion.

                   

                   A broken heart

     

     

    II) a tooth => teeth 

                            

                  The tooth fairy

          By the skin of your teeth

      = by a very little margin

          To be long in the teeth

           = to advance in age

     

    III) D'autres parties du corps ...

                                                       

           To get a lot on one's mind

                 = many preoccupations

       ...shivers down my spine

              =  to chill and frighten

     To have a chip on my shoulder

                 = to look for trouble

                                 

    To have a thorn in one's side 

    = to have something painful and disturbing 

                       To be nosy

    = to poke your nose everywhere......

                 To kick oneself

      = to be resentful to oneself

     

    Here you are! (with a little more knowledge, I hope...) and ready to face the test! It's easy... Good luck!  



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