ミニ英語講座18

As you know, the word “foot” is a part of the body, but this word (or it’s plural form “feet”) is also used in may English idioms Have you heard the idiom “to put your foot in your mouth” It means to say something stupid by accident.  For example, “I put my foot in my mouth when I told Mary about her surprise birthday party!”  

Below are some other examples of popular idioms using “foot” Can you guess their meanings?  Answers will be in next month’s blog!

Example 1) I put my foot in my mouth → b) to say something stupid
2) He got his foot in the door
3) She is run off her feet
4) You should put your feet up

a) 
to get a chance or opportunity
b) to say something stupid
c) to have a rest or relax
d) to be very busy

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Answers to last blog's questions:
Example 1) seatbelt → d) something on every seat for safety
2)      overhead (luggage) compartment 
   → 
c) place above the seat to put small bags etc.
3)      boarding pass  
      → 
a) a card passengers use to get on the plane
4)      turbulence 
   → 
b) weather conditions causing a plane to move suddenly

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