Oct 172012

In this lesson, English Teacher Alex looks at some of the most common idioms related to the human body. What does it mean if someone tells you to keep your nose out of his or her business? Expand your idiomatic knowledge with this English lesson.

I’ve got two left feet.

to move in a very awkward way when dancing
When we danced together, I discovered he had two left feet.

Keep your nose out of my business.

to not become involved in other people’s activities or relationships
She can’t keep her nose out of other people’s business.

Could you lend me a hand?

help with doing something that needs a lot of effort
Could you give/lend me a hand with (= help me to move) the table, please?
I think Matthew might need a hand with his maths homework.

Put Your back into it!

to use a lot of physical effort to try to do something
You could dig this plot in an afternoon if you really put your back into it.

See eye to eye!

If two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other
My sisters don’t see eye to eye with me about the arrangements.



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