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2 Arms Cost an arm and a leg If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive! "The new house cost us an arm and a leg, but we have no regrets." Give your right arm If you say "I'd give my right arm for that", you mean that you want it a lot and would do almost anything to obtain it. "I'd give my right arm to have a apartment on Central Park."

3 Arms Up in arms If you are up in arms about something, you are very angry. "The population was up in arms over the demolition of the old theatre.„ At arm's length If you keep someone at arm's length, you do not allow yourself to become too friendly with them. "It's not easy to become friends with Sophie; she tends to keep everyone at arm's length."

4 Elbow More power to your elbow! This is said to express praise or encouragement to someone for doing something. "I've left my job and I'm going to work free-lance from now on." "Well, more power to your elbow!" Use elbow grease If you use elbow grease, you need energy and strength to do physical work such as cleaning or polishing. "It took a considerable amount of elbow grease to renovate the house."

5 Elbow Elbow room If you need some elbow room, you need more space to move. "We shared a small office where neither of us had enough elbow room."

6 Face Face the music If you have to face the music, you have to accept the unpleasant consequences of your actions. "He was caught stealing. Now he has to face the music!" Face like thunder If someone has a face like thunder, they look very angry. "When Dad is really angry, he has a face like thunder!"

7 Face Keep a straight face If you keep a straight face, you look serious although you really want to laugh. Put on a brave face When confronted with difficulties, if you put on a brave face, you try to look cheerful and pretend that the situation is not as bad as it is. "Even at the worst of times she put on a brave face."

8 Face Two-faced Someone who is two-faced is deceitful (prolhaný, podvodný) or insincere (neupřímný, falešný) ; they will say one thing to your face and another when you're not there. "I don't trust Jack. I find him two-faced."

9 Knees - legs The bee's knees If you say that someone or something is the bee's knees, you think they are exceptionally good. "Julie thinks she's the bee's knees" means that Julie has a high opinion of herself! Pull somebody's leg If you pull somebody's leg, you tease (škádlit) them by telling them something that is not true. "Of course I'm not going to buy a sports car. I was just pulling your leg!"

10 Knees - legs Not have a leg to stand on To say that someone doesn't have a leg to stand on means that they can't prove what they say. "Three people testified against him. He didn't have a leg to stand on." On your last legs If you are on your last legs, you are in a very weak condition or about to die.

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