Here are some other idioms that contain less common body parts.
- Achilles’ heel
meaning – a weakness
example – Thompson’s Achilles’ heel is his left hand. He can’t return the ball with it.
- at the top of one’s lungs
meaning – as loud as possible
example – The home fans chanted at the top of their lungs after they went 2-0 up.
- beach body
meaning – a slim/toned body ready to be shown in the hot weather
example – I need to hit the gym 4 times a week if I want a beach body this summer.
- body part + ache
meaning – a continuous dull pain in a part of one’s body
example – I’ve eaten too much ice cream; I’ve got a stomach-ache.
- booby prize
meaning – a joke prize given to the person who comes last
example – I hope I don’t come last this year; I don’t want the booby prize again.
- go for the jugular
meaning – attack someone where it will hurt them the most
example – Marie wanted full custody, so she went for the jugular and brought up Scott’s drug addiction.
- go out on a limb
meaning – take a risk for something you believe in
example – The lawyer went out on a limb for the defendant as he knew he wasn’t guilty.
- go tits-up
meaning – go wrong
example – We were winning until the final 10 minutes then it all went tits-up. They scored 3.
- in the flesh
meaning – meet someone face to face
example – I’ve been messaging a guy for months. I’m going to see him in the flesh tonight.
- joined at the hip
meaning – be very close to someone
example – My cat and dog are joined at the hip. It’s so nice watching them play together.
- keep your trap shut
meaning – don’t say anything, keep the secret
example – My brother broke the TV. He told me to keep my trap shut or he would kill me.
- over my dead body
meaning – something will never happen
example – I told my mum I’m going to marry Michael. She said over her dead body.
- raise eyebrows
meaning – surprise or shock people
example – There were raised eyebrows as the vicar was arrested.
- send shivers down one’s spine
meaning – scare, terrify, exhilarate, or excite someone
example – I saw Guns ‘n’ Roses play live, they sent shivers down my spine.
- skeleton in one’s closet
meaning – an embarrassing/damaging secret
example – I’m seeing a guy; I think he has a few skeletons in his closet.
- the dog’s bollocks
meaning – describe something as brilliant, fantastic, excellent, the best etc.
example – William thinks he’s the dog’s bollocks at hockey, Adam is much better than him.
- thinning on top
meaning – losing your hair, going bald
example – Kaden started to thin on top when he was in his teens.
other body part idioms list with pictures
Here’s some real life picture examples.