Month: December 2017

more teeth

The five ‘teeth’ idioms we covered last time aren’t the only ones, of course. The most popular idioms in the language have to do with the human body, and with the animals and plants that we used to deal with all the time in everyday life. Here are more. 6. Lie through your teeth. This usually means a lie told…

short stuff

Waste of skin — a person so worthless that it’s a shame they’re taking up perfectly good skin that some poor burn victim could be using  Waste of oxygen — see above Jump out of your skin — be extremely startled Save your own skin — protect yourself rather than trying to help other people Enough to curl your hair…

teeth

There are several phrases built around teeth, as is true for other of our body parts. Here are five of them. 1. Sink your teeth into: to become completely involved in something, or to work energetically at a task. The phrase is American in origin, and it’s easy to see where it came from. Sinking your teeth into something good…