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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 BACK

  • behind someone's back = when someone is not present. They were talking about me behind my back.
  • to have no backbone = have a weak character.
  • to have one's back against the wall = be in a difficult position and forced to defend oneself. John had his back against the wall; he was fired and everyone was against him.
  • to pat oneself on the back = feel pleased with oneself. This report is excellent, you can certainly pat yourself on the back.
  • to see the back of something = get rid of something unpleasant. If you work hard next week, you'll see the back of this job.
  • to stab someone in the back = be disloyal to somebody. Don't trust him; he would stab you in the back when you don't expect it.
  • to turn one's back on someone = refuse to help somebody.
  • when one's back is turned = when one can't see or know what others are doing

 

Exercise
Choose the right answer.

1. When he became 18, he  on his Catholic faith.

2. It was terrible for me! They forced me to resign, I .

3. I should have realized that they would do that .

4. Sheila can't wait to this project, she can't stand it any longer.

5. You can't do that to your friend, you .

6. Do you know what your children are doing  ?

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