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List of human body parts idioms beginning with A and meanings


How the idioms are listed

There are 3 parts to each idioms the first part is what the idiom is, then an explanation of what it means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.

How do I use the list of human body parts idioms A to Z?

To use the list of idioms click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the human body parts idioms for that letter.

[ A ] [ B ] [ C ] [ D ] [ E ] [ F ] [ G ] [ H ] [ I ] [ J ] [ K ] [ L ] [ M ] [ N ] [ O ] [ P ] [ Q ] [ R ] [ S ] [ T ] [ U ] [ V ] [ W ] [ X ] [ Y ] [ Z ]

Human body partsidioms beginning with A

able to breathe easily again

- to be able to relax after a busy and stressful time

I was able to breathe easily again when I knew that I would not miss my flight.

able to breathe freely again

- to be able to relax after a busy and stressful time

I could breathe freely again when the exams were over.

as broad as a barn door

- very broad or fat

The flight attendant at the airport was as broad as a barn door.

as dry as a bone

- very dry

The river bed was as dry as a bone at the end of the summer.

as soft as a baby's bottom

- very soft and smooth

My new silk pajamas are as soft as a baby's bottom.

at each other's throats

- fighting or arguing all the time

The two boys were at each other's throats when they entered the room.

at the top of one`s lungs

- with a very loud voice

I yelled at the top of my lungs to get the man's attention.

(one's) back is against the wall

- one is in a very difficult position

The man's back was against the wall and there was nothing that he could do to change the situation.

Lessons that are related to the exercise

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Idioms human body English lesson

A to Z Idioms - list English phrases

Small List of idioms A - Z English phrases

Dictionary and how to use dictionaries

Click on the following link for the Online English dictionary - English lesson



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