Skin is the thin layer of tissue that covers the whole body. The plural is ‘skins’, but we use the singular form to describe one’s skin e.g. Your skin is glowing.

idioms with the body part ‘skin’

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


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

idiomatic expressions with body parts - skin
skin idioms - by the skin of one’s teeth
skin idioms - couldn’t knock the skin off a rice pudding
skin idioms - have thick skin
skin idioms - jump out of one’s skin
skin idioms - more than one way to skin a cat
skin idioms - skin and bones
skin idioms - skin someone alive
skin idioms - skinflint