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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127915: Idioms: the mouth
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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

     A mouthful 
     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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    1. 'If I were you, I’d and wouldn’t complain… You have already got more than you’re allowed to keep here…'

    2. 'He’s such that if you tell him a secret, he’ll repeat it, willingly or not!'

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    10. 'You really shouldn’t leave now! Driving in such dangerous conditions is like putting your head ! Do be careful!




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