List of human body parts idioms beginning with G and meanings
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Human body parts idioms beginning with G
get a frog in one's throat
- to get soreness in your throat that prevents you from talking well
I got a frog in my throat just as I answered the phone to talk to my professor.
get a lump in one's throat
- to feel like there is something in your throat as if you are going to cry
I got a lump in my throat as I listened to the tragic story of the woman's family.
get butterflies in one`s stomach
- to get a feeling of fear or anxiety in one's stomach
I got butterflies in my stomach just before I took the test.
get off (someone`s) back
- to stop criticizing or nagging someone
I wish that my mother would get off my back about trying to find a better job.
get on (someone's) nerves
- to irritate someone
The constant complaints of my coworkers get on my nerves.
get (someone's) back up
- to make someone become angry
I got my friend's back up when I asked to borrow her notes from school.
get (something) off one's chest
- to tell something that has been bothering you
I talked to my parents and I was able to get some things that were bothering me off my chest.
get (something) out of one's system
- to eliminate some food or medicine out of one's body, to get rid of the desire to do something (usually by doing what you want to do)
My friend went travelling last year and finally got travelling out of her system. Now she is happy to stay home and work.
get the cold shoulder (from someone)
- to be ignored or rejected (by someone)
I often get the cold shoulder from my coworker.
get under (someone`s) skin
- to bother or irritate someone
My neighbor is beginning to get under my skin with her constant complaining.
gird up one's loins
- to get ready to do something that will be difficult
I began to gird up my loins and work on my final essay.
give (someone) the cold shoulder
- to ignore someone, to reject someone
The office staff gave the man the cold shoulder when he did not go to the farewell party.
give (someone) the shirt off one's back
- to be very generous to someone
My friend is very generous and will be happy to give you the shirt off his back.
go for the jugular
- to attack someone in a way that you know will harm him or her most (the jugular is a large vein in the neck)
When the political candidate began to have problems the other candidates decided to go for the jugular and attack.
- the bumpy skin (like a goose) that one gets because of excitement or fear
I got goose bumps when the woman began to talk about her sick child.
grab (someone) by the throat
- to feel very interested or excited or frightened because of a performance or book or idea
The ballet performance grabbed the audience by the throat and everyone left the auditorium speechless.
grate on (someone's) nerves
- to annoy or bother someone
The woman who I work with grates on my nerves. She is very irritating.
a gut feeling/reaction/response
- a personal or intuitive feeling and response
I had a gut feeling that my friend was going to be late for our meeting.
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