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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #121810: Idioms: Your skin
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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

     

    Here you are, ready to do the test, now! May you have the FORCE!  

     



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