150 Idioms on Human body - Set 04/15

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31. Face value

  • Meaning: Accepting something as it appears without questioning or analyzing.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't take everything at face value; sometimes there's more to the story.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He tends to accept information at face value without verifying its accuracy.

32. Heart skips a beat

  • Meaning: Experience a sudden feeling of excitement, fear, or nervousness.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When he saw her for the first time, his heart skipped a beat.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The unexpected news made her heart skip a beat with surprise.

33. Off the top of your head

  • Meaning: Providing information without careful thought or preparation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I can give you a rough estimate off the top of my head.

  • Sentence Usage 2: I don't have the exact numbers off the top of my head, but I can look them up.

34. Feet of clay

  • Meaning: A weakness or vulnerability in someone who is otherwise admired or respected.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Everyone has feet of clay, and nobody is perfect.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Discovering his hidden flaws revealed that he, too, had feet of clay.

35. In the heat of the moment

  • Meaning: Acting impulsively or irrationally during a time of strong emotions.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I said some things in the heat of the moment that I now regret.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's important to avoid making decisions in the heat of the moment.

36. Out of harm's way

  • Meaning: In a safe or protected position where no danger or harm can occur.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Move the fragile items out of harm's way before the construction starts.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The evacuation plan ensured that everyone was out of harm's way.

37. Long in the tooth

  • Meaning: Old or aging.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's a bit long in the tooth to be starting a new career, but he's excited about it.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The company's policies seemed a bit outdated, reflecting that it was long in the tooth.

38. Butter someone up

  • Meaning: Flatter or praise someone excessively, often with an ulterior motive.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's always buttering up the boss to get special favors.

  • Sentence Usage 2: I can tell when someone is trying to butter me up for a favor.

39. On the tip of your tongue

  • Meaning: Almost able to recall or say something, but not quite.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The answer is on the tip of my tongue; I just can't remember it.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Her name is on the tip of my tongue, but I can't think of it right now.

40. A bone to pick

  • Meaning: An issue or problem to discuss, often something that has caused annoyance or disagreement.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I have a bone to pick with you about the way the project was handled.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Let's have a meeting; I have a bone to pick regarding the recent changes.

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