150 Idioms on Human body - Set 03/15

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21. Neck and neck

  • Meaning: In close competition or running at the same level as someone else.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The two teams are neck and neck in the race for the championship.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The candidates are neck and neck in the polls; it's going to be a close election.

22. Keep your head above water

  • Meaning: Manage to survive, especially in financial or difficult situations.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's a tough month, but I'm managing to keep my head above water.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The business is struggling, but we're doing our best to keep our heads above water.

23. In the palm of your hand

  • Meaning: Under one's control or influence; easily managed or manipulated.

  • Sentence Usage 1: With her charm, she can have everyone in the palm of her hand.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The charismatic leader had the audience in the palm of his hand.

24. Face the music

  • Meaning: Confront the consequences of one's actions; accept criticism or punishment.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's time to face the music and admit what you've done.

  • Sentence Usage 2: If you make a mistake, you have to be willing to face the music.

25. Break the ice

  • Meaning: Initiate a conversation in a social setting or help people feel more comfortable.

  • Sentence Usage 1: His joke helped break the ice at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Bringing up a common interest can break the ice in a group.

26. Put your cards on the table

  • Meaning: Be open and honest about one's intentions or opinions.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's time to put our cards on the table and discuss the issues openly.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Before we proceed, let's put our cards on the table and address any concerns.

27. Get cold feet

  • Meaning: Become nervous or anxious, especially about a planned course of action.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I was excited about the performance, but now I'm getting cold feet.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's normal to get cold feet before making a big decision.

28. Stick out like a sore thumb

  • Meaning: Be very noticeable or conspicuous due to being different from the surroundings.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In a sea of black suits, he stuck out like a sore thumb in his bright red shirt.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The modern building sticks out like a sore thumb in the historic district.

29. Out of hand

  • Meaning: Out of control; unable to be managed or restrained.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The situation got out of hand, and chaos ensued.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The party quickly got out of hand when more people showed up than expected.

30. Give someone the cold shoulder

  • Meaning: Ignore or treat someone with deliberate coldness or indifference.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the argument, she decided to give him the cold shoulder for a while.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's hurtful when someone gives you the cold shoulder without explanation.

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