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Vocabulary Exercise: Verbs with body idioms

Check out our page on English body idioms, then choose the correct verb for each idiom.

Level: Pre-intermediate and above

1. It's rude to __ your tongue out at people!
2. They don't earn very much money and they __ hand to mouth.
3. Can you __ me a hand, please?
4. Can we stop at the next petrol station? I want to get out and __ my legs.
5. It doesn't matter if you don't have money. __ your head up high and have some dignity!
6. I'm not sure how interested my boss is in the new project. He's really __ his feet.
7. She's had to __ a lot of responsibilities from a very early age.
8. This year her son has really __ his back into his studies. I think he'll get great marks in his exams.
9. I didn't really want to go out, but she __ my arm.
10. Don't threaten to leave your job. You'll just __ yourself in the foot if you do that.

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