|Head, Mind, Mouth Idioms b|
- say bad things about someone
The football players are always bad-mouthing their coach.
beat into one`s head
- teach by telling again and again, drill
I have been trying to beat the history material into the student's head.
beat one`s brains out
- tire oneself out by thinking
I have been beating my brains out all day trying to remember who we should invite to the party.
beat one`s head against a wall
- struggle uselessly against something, not succeed after trying very hard
You are beating your head against the wall trying to figure out what the new boss wants.
- too high an opinion of one's own ability or importance, conceit
He has a big head since he won the speech contest at university.
blow one`s mind
- become wildly enthusiastic over something as if understanding it for the first time in an entirely new light
My friend told me that if I read the new book it would blow my mind.
blue in the face
- very angry or upset, excited and very emotional
He argued with the supervisor until he was blue in the face.
boggle the mind
- stop the normal thinking process by being fantastic or incredible, unbelievable
It really boggles the mind when you think how quickly the Internet began to have a major impact on people's lives.
born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth
- born to wealth and comfort, born rich
The boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has never had to work at all in his life.
- an unusually dense or stupid person
He is such a bonehead. He never understands what other people are trying to tell him.
- the loss of talented and educated people of a country to other countries where conditions are better
There is a brain drain from many countries to the United States where some conditions are very good.
button one`s lip
- stop talking, keep a secret, be quiet
Please button your lip so that we can hear what the speaker is saying.
by the skin of one`s teeth
- by a narrow margin, barely
We were able to catch the train by the skin of our teeth.
by the sweat of one`s brow
- by hard work
He built up the business by the sweat of his brow.
by word of mouth
- orally, from person to person by the spoken word
I learned that there would be a holiday next week by word of mouth.
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