To continue on the theme of body related idioms and expressions, I thought I’d talk about feet, those oddly shaped things at the end of your legs. When your parents want you to start looking after, and, more importantly, paying for, yourself, they might say you have to “stand on your own two feet”. Or, if you’re at a party and you manage to say exactly the wrong thing at the wrong moment, you’ve probably “put your foot in it”. Like when you ask someone’s who’s just been dumped how his girlfriend is doing.
When someone is no good at football, or can’t dance, we say they have:
Can you explain the expressions below, and maybe put them in a sentence? Post your answers as a comment.
wait on somebody hand and foot
get your foot in the door
foot the bill
shoot oneself in the foot
put your foot down
have one foot in the grave
get off on the wrong foot
set foot inside
Bye for now. I’ll leave you with some lines from Bob Marley:
“Sun is shining/ The weather is sweet/ Makes me wanna move/ My dancing feet”
(And the sun is actually shining here in Dublin)