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BODY IDIOMS:
Here are ten common idioms which are related to body parts:
foot in mouthTo put your foot in your mouth means that you say or do something that accidentally embarrasses or offends another person
'I put my foot in my mouth when I called by brother's new wife by his ex-wife's name.'
cost an arm and a legWhen something costs an arm and a leg it costs a lot of money. It's very expensive.'
'It cost me an arm and a leg to get my car fixed.'
get off my backWe use this expression when someone is criticising you or telling what to do all the time.
'Stop telling me what to do. Get off my back!'
cold shoulderTo give someone the cold shoulder means to ignore someone.
'I saw my ex-girlfriend at a party but she wouldn't talk to me. She gave me the cold shoulder.'
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