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List of human body parts idioms beginning with W 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.

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Human body parts idioms beginning with W

wait with bated breath

- to wait anxiously for something

I waited with bated breath for the results of my exams.

warts and all

- including all one's faults and disadvantages

I talked to my friend and told him everything - warts and all.

waste one's breath

- to waste one's time talking, to talk in vain

I am wasting my breath to ask my parents to use the car this weekend.

wet one's whistle

- to have a drink (one's whistle is one's throat)

I stopped at a small cafe near the beach to wet my whistle.

with both hands tied behind one's back

- easily, even under a severe handicap

I did my science project with both hands tied behind my back.

with every (other) breath

- repeatedly or continually saying something

My friend tells me with every other breath that she does not like my boyfriend.

with one hand tied behind one's back

- easily, even under a severe handicap

The project was hard to manage because I had to operate with one hand tied behind my back.

words stick in one's throat

- one can hardly speak because he or she is so overcome by emotion

I tried to ask the girl for a date but the words stuck in my throat and I could not say anything.

wring (someone's) neck

- to be extremely angry at someone

I want to wring my friend's neck for breaking my new laptop computer.

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