150 Idioms on Human body - Set 07/15

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61. Break the ice

  • Meaning: To initiate social interaction or relieve tension in a situation.

  • Sentence Usage 1: A good joke can help break the ice at a gathering of strangers.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Playing a game is a great way to break the ice and get everyone involved.

62. Put your cards on the table

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

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

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

63. Get cold feet

  • Meaning: To become nervous or apprehensive, especially before taking an important step.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He was excited about the adventure until he got cold feet at the last moment.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's common to get cold feet before a big decision, but don't let fear hold you back.

64. Stick out like a sore thumb

  • Meaning: To be very noticeable or conspicuous due to being different from the surrounding elements.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In her elegant gown, she stuck out like a sore thumb at the casual event.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The new building design may stick out like a sore thumb in the historic neighborhood.

65. Out of hand

  • Meaning: Out of control or unmanageable.

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

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's important to address conflicts before they spiral out of hand.

66. Give someone the cold shoulder

  • Meaning: To intentionally ignore or avoid someone.

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

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't give someone the cold shoulder without understanding their perspective.

67. Face value

  • Meaning: Accepting something as true or genuine based on its appearance.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Don't always take things at face value; there may be hidden complexities.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The document may seem genuine at face value, but we need to investigate further.

68. Heart skips a beat

  • Meaning: A moment of sudden excitement or nervousness, often in response to a pleasant surprise.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When he proposed, her heart skipped a beat with joy.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Witnessing the breathtaking view made my heart skip a beat.

69. Off the top of your head

  • Meaning: Without careful thought or consideration; spontaneously.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I can't provide an accurate estimate off the top of my head; I need to review the details.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The question caught me off guard, and I responded off the top of my head.

70. Feet of clay

  • Meaning: A flaw or vulnerability in someone who is otherwise considered admirable or powerful.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The respected leader revealed feet of clay when his personal misconduct came to light.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's essential to recognize that everyone has feet of clay; no one is perfect.

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