List of human body parts idioms beginning with O 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.
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Human body parts idioms beginning with O
off one`s back
- to not bother someone, to remove someone or something as an annoyance
I wish my boss would get off my back and stop bothering me.
off one`s chest
- something is removed so that it does not bother you anymore
I talked to my friend for a long time and I was able to get some problems off my chest.
on (someone`s) back
- constantly criticizing someone, pressuring someone
My sister is always on her daughter's back to clean up her room.
on (someone's) shoulders
- someone's responsibility
I do not want to have the failure of the project on my shoulders.
out for blood
- to be very determined to defeat or punish someone, to be very angry at someone
My boss was out for blood when he discovered that someone had deleted some files on his computer.
out of breath
- breathing fast and hard
I was out of breath after I ran to catch the train.
over my dead body
- not if I can stop you
I told my friend that I would lend him money only over my dead body.
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