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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #73: Idioms; human body
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    Idioms; human body



    IDIOM 1: "at the top of one's lungs"
    -> MEANING: as loud as one can, very loudly
    -> EXAMPLE: I yelled at the top of my lungs to get the attention of that man.


    IDIOM 2: "blood is thicker than water"
    -> MEANING:
    family members are closer to one another than to others
    -> EXAMPLE: Blood is thicker than water and people usually support their family rather than their friends in times of trouble.


    IDIOM 3: "butterflies in one's stomach"
    -> MEANING: a feeling of fear or anxiety in the stomach
    -> EXAMPLE: The little boy had butterflies in his stomach when he had to give the speech in front of the class.

    IDIOM 4: "save one's neck"
    -> MEANING: save from danger or trouble
    -> EXAMPLE: The worker tried to save his own neck without thinking of any of the other people.


    IDIOM 5: "scratch one's back"
    -> MEANING: do something kind and helpful for someone in the hope that they will do something for you
    -> EXAMPLE: If you scratch the supervisor's back he will help you when you need help.

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    2. 'I screamed to stop the child from crossing the street.'

    3. 'Be very nice with your boss. You should if you would like to have a pay rise.'

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    5. 'I'm sorry, but . I will never denounce my brother to the police.'

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