What is a lip?

A lip is the fleshy part around the mouth. The plural is ‘lips’. We use the plural form when refering to the lips e.g. He kissed me on the lips.

idioms with the body part ‘lip’

Let’s look at some popular body idioms that contain the word ‘lip’.


I’ve added the meaning and a picture example too.

idiomatic expressions with body parts - lips
common body idioms LIPS in English - keep a stiff upper lip
common body idioms LIPS in English - lips are sealed
common body idioms LIPS in English - tight-lipped