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Idioms: Your skin
Your skin! It's an important organ of the body. It's not equally revealed or shown, depending on traditions and habits. In our European society, skin is shown and sometimes carelessly exposed to the sun. It represents a surface area of two square metres and weighs from 3 to 8 kg on average.
It is very widely mentioned in expressions and idioms in many languages, including English.
|To be skin and bones||To be skinny||To be thin-skinned/ thick-skinned|
|...by the skin of my teeth!||... No skin off my nose||A skin dip|
|To give some skin= to give 5||To slip on a banana skin||A skinflint= a miser|
|To be drenched/ soaked to the skin||A skindiver||A potato in its skin|
|To strip to the skin||A snake casts/ sheds its skin|
|Skin deep= superficial||Next to the skin|
|A skin artist= a crook||Redskins // Palefaces|
|Onion-skins||Skin diving= naked|
|He has a skinful!= totally drunk!||To be after/ out for sb's skin|
|To sell one's skin dearly|
To come out of it with a whole skin= safe
|To get under sb's skin||To have sb under one's skin|
To jump out of your skin To make one's skin crawl
... AND A FEW PROVERBS !
|Let eveyone skin his own skunk||An ass in a lion's skin|
|Beauty is only skin deep= unimportant||There's more than a way to skin a cat|
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