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  • Alright, welcome back to Weekly Words. My name is Alisha, and today we're going to

  • talk about body idioms. Yeah! Let’s start.

  • Back to backis the first one. ‘Back to backmeans one right after another.

  • In a sentence; “I have two meetings back to back today, I am so busy”.

  • The next idiom iscan't stomach’. Nice job, stomach.

  • Can't stomachmeans that you don't like something. Used to refer to food or just

  • something that's gross. Something that's really gross. “I can't stomach the thought

  • of eating that old pie.” “I can't stomach the thought of working with that guy another

  • day, he's terrible. Stevens!”

  • Next phrase iseyes are bigger than one's stomach’.

  • When you're at the supermarket, or when you're at a restaurant and you see a picture

  • of food, or you see a food item in front of you, and you think to yourself, “That looks

  • really good. I'm going to get that/I'm going to buy that.” Then it comes to you

  • and you realize you can't eat it all. This is the phrase that we use; “My eyes were

  • bigger than my stomach. I saw it and it looked delicious, but I can’t put all of that food

  • in my stomach”. “I ordered a blooming onion one time and I couldn't eat it all.

  • My eyes were bigger than my stomach.”

  • Next is ‘a pain in the neck’. A pain in the neck. There are a few other

  • variations on other body parts that you might be able to use with this, ‘a pain in the…’

  • something else. ‘Pain in the neckis something that's troublesome, or something

  • that you don't want to have to worry about. Something that bothers you, that's trouble.

  • In a sentence, “I have so many reports that I need to catch up on this week, it's a

  • real pain in the neck”. That's a true story actually; I have to write a bunch of

  • reports today.

  • Topull one's own weightis the next one.

  • To pull your weightmeans to do the job that you're assigned to do. You have

  • something that you need to be responsible for, so you need to make sure you do it.

  • In a sentence, “Steven didn't pull his weight at the meeting last week. I'm afraid

  • we're going to have to let him go”. “Pull your weight Stevens! You're bringing us

  • down.”

  • The next is the end. This was body idioms this week, so try out a few of these and we'll

  • see you again next time for more fun stuff. Bye!

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Weekly English Words with Alisha - Body Idioms

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    Fang Jack posted on 2015/12/28
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