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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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