July 28th, 2017 in English Learning
A large number of idioms are formed with the names of body parts. Here is a list of them.
To experience something first hand is to experience it yourself
- The ideal candidate should have first-hand knowledge of accounting procedures.
- She has experienced poverty first-hand.
Best foot forward
To put your best foot forward is to do your very best
- If you put your best foot forward you’ll succeed in the interview.
Have a free hand
When you have a free hand you have the power to do what you want.
- She made it clear right from the beginning that she must have a free hand. (= She made it clear that she must have unrestricted freedom to act.)
Pull your hair out
To pull your hair out is to be very worried about something
- She has an interview tomorrow and she is pulling her hair out.
Have a hand in something
To have a hand in something is to be involved in it.
- My husband has a hand in running my business.
Have the upper hand
To have the upper hand is to have power and control over someone or a situation.
- In India upper castes still have the upper hand.
Be caught red handed
To get caught red-handed is to get caught while doing something illegal or wrong.
- He was caught red-handed while trying to cash a forged check at the bank
To be hand in glove
When two people are hand in glove, they have an extremely close relationship.
- The manager and his secretary work hand in glove.