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Special Expressions with Body Parts (#9), by Dennis Oliver

 

expressions with
tooth
and teeth

 

Here are some more common idioms and expressions with
body parts. This time they use tooth and teeth:


expression
 
meaning
armed to the teeth   heavily armed with
a variety of weapons
     
escape by the skin
of one's teeth
  escape very narrowly;
very nearly not escape
     
fight tooth and nail   fight with all one's strength
     
get one's teeth into
(a job or task)
  do a job with strong
interest, concentration,
and effort
     
go over something with
a fine-toothed comb
  examine something
very closely and carefully
     
have a sweet tooth   like sweet food very much
     
in the teeth of   in direct and full
opposition to
     
lie in / through
one's teeth
  lie completely and
without shame
     
long in the teeth   old


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