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Body idioms quiz
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Body idioms notes:
- When you are alone and have problems it’s difficult if you don’t have a shoulder to cry on.
- It’s hard to keep a straight face when someone falls over in the street. You know you’re not supposed to laugh but it’s really hard to stop yourself!
- When he saw a ghost it was a hair-raising experience. When I went on the rollercoaster it was hair-raising.
- The teacher heard the students talking at the back of the class but he turned a blind eye and said nothing.
- I offered the Queen some of my chips but she turned her nose up at them. They weren’t good enough for her. I offered him a lift on the back of my bike, but he turned his nose up at the idea saying he would rather walk. It wasn’t good enough for him!
- The cake, which I was eating, was mouth-watering.
- Up to your neck in it. There is so much work to do this month, I’m up to my neck in it. I feel like I’m drowning in paperwork!
- Get your head around it. Learning idioms is really difficult, I can’t seem to get my head round them. (they don’t make any sense!)
- Did you watch the news last night? The film about the starving children was heart-rending.
- I was so tense thinking about the exam. I had butterflies in my stomach all morning.
- Roger Federer beat Nadal hands down. It was a really easy victory.
- I’m not very good at knitting. I’m all fingers and thumbs with things like that.
- I kept telling Mahmoud that he had probably failed his exam, but it wasn’t true, I was only pulling his leg.
- I said something bad to my mother-in-law. I said I didn’t like her Yorkshire puddings and she’s really proud of them. I think I’ve really put my foot in it. She’ll never like me now.