What does it mean when someone says they want to 'get something off their chest'? Do you know what it means to 'play it by ear'? Learn more in our lesson on commonly used idioms involving different body parts!
If something 'costs an arm and a leg', it means that it is very expensive.
To say 'break a leg' to someone means that you wish them good luck for a performance.
To 'get something off your chest' means that you talk to someone about a problem that you have wanted to talk to them about for some time.
If you 'give someone a hand', 'lend a hand' or 'offer a hand', it means that you are offering to help someone.
To 'keep an eye on' something means to watch or take care of something.
To 'play it by ear' means to do something without a clear plan.
If someone says 'my heart sank', it means that they feel a deep sense of disappointment or sadness.
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