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Can you think of some body part idioms?

Asked by 6rant6 (13697points) February 17th, 2011

I’m looking for idioms that use human body part words in them: “knee deep” or “head in the game”.

Can you think of others?

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jaytkay's avatar

arm twisting

gailcalled's avatar

Pain in the neck
Hair raising
Toffee nosed
Ankle deep
Thumbs up
Knee high to a grasshopper
Belly flop
Nose dive
Leg up

Soubresaut's avatar

Knee slapper
Rubbernecker if that counts?
Green thumb
Toe curling
Elbow grease

the100thmonkey's avatar

Off the top of my head, I can’t. ;)

On the other hand, I might be talking bollocks, or talking out my ass (for the US contingent).

Sunny2's avatar

Tongue in cheek
Rule of thumb
Ear splitting
Eye brow raising
Strong arm
Belly laugh
Nose about
Learn by Heart
Yell at the top of one’s lungs

Brian1946's avatar

Lead footed.
Thick skinned.

ilana's avatar

Spine tingling.

meiosis's avatar




Muscle Mary

Shit For Brains

Knob Jockey

Can’t tell his arse from his elbow

ucme's avatar

Arse licker
Fanny fart
Cock nose
Tit head (police)
Elbow grease
Finger lickin good (one for the wife there)

LuckyGuy's avatar

Let me get my foot in the door before this thread closes.

augustlan's avatar

All elbows and assholes.

AstroChuck's avatar

Butt ugly.

Seelix's avatar

@gailcalled – What does “toffee nosed” mean?

On the tip of your tongue
Having your nose in others’ business
All ears
A shoulder to cry on
Turning the other cheek
To have your hair stand on end
A gut feeling
My lips are sealed
Cross my heart
Up to your eyeballs in _________
By the skin of my teeth

erichw1504's avatar

You’re the bee’s knees.

gailcalled's avatar

Primarily British slang: snobbish, pretentious or supercilious

Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.
Sink my teeth into.

erichw1504's avatar

Pointing fingers (declaring blame)

nellybar's avatar

I wear my heart on my sleeve

Kardamom's avatar

Going toe to toe with someone
Hand to hand combat
Mouth breather
Going ass over head for someone
Gaining a foot-hold
Gnashing my teeth
Holding my breath
I’m all ears
A real nail biter
A white-knuckle flight
Having a green thumb
Can’t see eye to eye
Has his finger on the pulse of the country
She has balls
She’s a ball buster

AstroChuck's avatar

Shit faced.

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