Idioms with Body Parts
Idioms are one of the hardest things to understand and learn in a non-native language, but they are also what help speakers sound more natural. Check out just a few of the English idioms that use body parts.
All ears: Fully listening.
Example: Give me a minute to finish my work and then I’ll be all ears to hear about your project.
Head over heels: Deep in love.
Example: My brother is head over heels for his new girlfriend.
Cold feet: Nervous just before a big event.
Example: My sister didn’t get cold feet until she put her wedding gown on.
To have one’s head in the clouds: To be unaware or unrealistic about something.
Example: Amy has her head in the clouds if she thinks she’s going to pass her exams without studying.
To pull one’s leg: to joke or tease someone.
Example: I was just pulling your leg. I’m not really a police officer.