Say it with… skin

By |2021-05-31T10:24:34+02:0028. May 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

Today's idioms all have to do with skin, sometimes in combination with other body parts (teeth, nose) or as a metaphor for the whole body, an emotional reaction or even your life. How many of these did you already know, and can you think of any more? Let me know in the comments! [...]

Say it with… noses

By |2021-03-22T09:40:09+01:0019. March 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

Hendrik asked for noses this time, so noses it is :-) Whether it's poking your nose in where it's not wanted, being nosey or getting up someone's nose, nose phrases seem to be pretty negative. Can you think of any others? Feel free to add them in the comments - and they can be in [...]

Say it with… legs

By |2021-03-22T09:38:34+01:0005. February 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

How many of these 'leg' idioms do you know? 'Leg it' is quite colloquial, so you might not want to use it in a business meeting. If you can think of anything other sayings about legs (in any language), feel free to share them in the comments. And click the button below for a printable [...]

Say it with… feet

By |2021-03-22T09:38:11+01:0022. January 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

It's idiom time again and this time I've got some expressions to do with feet. The first one, 'the game is afoot' is known to many from the Sherlock Holmes stories, but did you know it was first used by William Shakespeare in Henry IV Part I? If you know any other foot expressions - [...]

Say it with… apples

By |2021-03-22T09:36:57+01:0023. October 2020|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

Still doing loads of walking, and I have to say I'm very proud that I've managed a daily average of 10,000 steps since the beginning of July! Hurrah! It'll be interesting to see whether I can keep it up as the days get colder and darker. One of the great things about doing the same [...]

Say it with… hats

By |2021-03-22T09:33:05+01:0022. September 2020|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

I love to go for walks in the woods, and one of the first paths on my favourite route is called the “Hutpfad”, or hat path. One day I’m going to find out whether there’s some local history behind that name. So as I was walking along the Hutpfad, I started thinking about phrases [...]

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