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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
IDIOMS WITH PARTS OF THE BODY
¿Qué es un idiom?
Un "idiom" o "idiomatic expression" es una frase idiomática utilizada en lenguaje coloquial informal. En general, el significado de la frase en sí es diferente al significado normal de cada palabra por separado. Por ejemplo, "to let the cat out of the bag" significa "revelar un secreto". Si traducimos palabra por palabra, sería "dejar salir al gato de la bolsa", lo cual es incorrecto.

La dificultad para los estudiantes de inglés radica en que no pueden traducirse literalmente y deben aprenderse de memoria, aunque en algunos casos existen equivalentes muy similares en el idioma español.

Lee las explicaciones de cada idiom y luego realiza el ejercicio.

Idioms with HEAD

  • to go off one's head = become mad.
  • to have a head start = have an advantage over others.
    Julia has a head start on us for the job in Paris because she's bilingual.
  • to have a good head on one's shoulders = have common sense and practical ability.
    John has a good head on his shoulders, he can do well in any trade.
  • to have one's head in the clouds = have one's thoughts far away, be day-dreaming.
  • to have one's head screwed on the right way = be sensible and practical.
  • to keep one's head above water = keep out of debt.
    I'm managing to keep my head above water, even though I'm not earning much.
  • to make head or tail of something = understand.
    The student's essay is full of mistakes, I can't make head or tail of it!
  • to put our heads together = exchange ideas or advice.
    I'm sure we can solve the problem if we all put our heads together.
  • to talk one's head off = talk for a long time.
  • to use one's head = use one's common sense.
  • heads will roll (for something) = somebody will be punished (because of something).

 

Exercise
Choose the right answer.

1. Whenever I'm talking to him, he .

2. For years they struggled to .

3. Tomorrow, we will to decide what to do.

4. Come on, . Don't you realise that she's lying?

5. She's so practical, she really .

6. This book is so complex that I can't .

7. I don't like talking to her on the phone because she .

Score:
   
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