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01 Sep

Fine Tune Your English: Section H Heady Expressions

Fine Tune Your English


To their face: - openly and directly

Off your head: - crazy and behave strangely

Out of your head: - delirious or out of control

Shooting his mouth off: - boasting

Head him by the nose: - control him completely

Fell on deaf ears: - ignore what is saying

Break his heart: - cause disappointment

Made no bones: - speak frankly






“The idiomatic phrases in which there is a reference to some part of the body”.

  • From the head to foot: - completely
  • Bring somebody to their heel: - make somebody to accept your control
  • At their heel: - close behind
  • Bring you to your knees: - make you accept the defeat
  • Pull your leg:- play jokes on you
  • Last legs: - in very poor condition
  • Good with their hands: - good at practical works



Notes Courtesy:

Department of English, John Paul Memorial College of Arts and Science, Labbakkada, Idukki


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