Arm idioms

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Haziran 24, 2010 by
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The teacher introduces us to three idioms connected with arms.

English Idioms:

Up in arms: Rising up in anger; very angry. (Also literal when actual weapons are involved.)
My father was really up in arms when he got his tax bill this year. The citizens were up in arms, pounding on
the gates of the palace, demanding justice.

Would give one’s right arm: (for someone or something) would be willing to give something of great value in exchange for someone or something.
I’d give my right arm for a nice cool drink. I’d give my right arm to be there.

Twist s.o.´s arm: To force or persuade someone.
At first she refused, but after I twisted her arm a little, she agreed to help. I didn’t want to run for mayor, but everyone twisted my arm.

Other Body idioms:

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One Comment on Arm idioms

  1. Loan on Per, 22nd Oca 2015 1:34 pm
  2. i do not listen to english.oh.i am very bad

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