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Learn English expressions with body parts.

Here are some more common English expressions with body parts which will be useful in everyday communication.

1. To greet with open arms –

Meaning :to be very pleased to see someone, or to be very pleased with something new
Example :I was rather nervous about meeting my boyfriend’s parents, but they welcomed me with open arms.

2. Behind one’s back –

Meaning : Without someone’s knowledge; secret from someone.
Example : She sold the car behind his back, while he was away on vacation.

3. To Brainwash someone

Meaning : to drive specific knowledge or propaganda into someone’s brain, by constant repetition

Example :The dictator brainwashed his people with lie after lie.

4. Have the cheek-

Meaning : To have the nerve / To be impudently aggressive
Example : You sure have your nerve, telling him off that way

5. Eye-opener-

Meaning :something that shows or teaches you something in a surprising way
Example :This man has just heard some eye-opening news.

6. To point a finger at-

Meaning : to blame someone; to identify someone as the guilty person.
Example : Don’t point the finger at me! I didn’t take the money.

7. To stand on one’s feet-

Meaning : to be independent and provide yourself with all the things that you need to live without having to ask anyone else to help you.
Example : I’ve supported those children long enough – it’s time they learned to stand on their own two feet.

8. To make one’s hair stand-

Meaning : to cause someone to be very frightened.
Example : The horrible scream made my hair stand on end.

9. Jaw dropping-

Meaning : causing great surprise or astonishment.
Example :My jaw dropped when I heard she’d been admitted to Harvard.

10. To keep a straight face-

Meaning : to look serious and not laugh, although you are in a funny situation or are saying something funny or stupid.
Example: I can never play jokes on people because I can’t keep a straight face.

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