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Idioms: the mouth
Our mouth is "multi fonctional"! We use it to breathe (in and out!), to speak, to eat, etc.
Many words and expressions are associated to it... It's often referred to and therefore, it
can be very useful to know the right vocabulary! Let's go!
A (big) mouthful... To keep one's mouth shut
|By word of mouth|
|To be down in the mouth|
|To keep one's mouth shut|
|To make a poor mouth|
|To mouth off at sb (US)|
|A big mouth|
|To be foul-mouthed|
|A blabbermouth ( a gossiper)|
It makes his mouth water Blabbermouths...
- To make one mouthful of sth/ to swallow sth in one mouthful
- not to miss a mouthful
- to make one's mouth water
- to screw up one's mouth
Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth...
: with the bare minimum
To put one's foot in one's mouth
: to say something stupid)
Remaining silent to avoid
saying something stupid ...
|To leave a bad impression...|
To use vulgar language
(as sailors are supposed to do!)
Don't be too choosy...
Don't criticize what you're given...
Don't look into the lion's mouth... **
"straight from the horse's mouth"
: from the source!
: very angry, enraged!
* He has put his foot in his mouth: he has made an embarrassing blunder
** To look into the lion's mouth/ den: to submit oneself to predictable danger or trouble
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