535 – 8 Idioms Using FOOT

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I’m back with another podcast English lesson. Hope you guys had a great Valentine’s Day.

Well, I think that this lesson is going to keep you on your feet. That’s because for today’s English lesson, were going to have a look at 8 idioms using words related to your legs and feet. Keep in mind, learning and using idioms will make your English sound more natural. Ok…Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • Jim said the boss is dragging his feet about giving them a day off tomorrow.
  • The government is always dragging its feet about reducing taxes.
  • When Jack found out from Jim that the boss hadn’t made a decision about a day off, he said to Jim, are you pulling my leg?
  • Hey did you really win the lottery or are you just pulling my leg?
  • In the conversation, Jim said that the boss was digging his heels in about giving them a day off tomorrow.
  • All of the students in the class asked the professor to extend the deadline for the term paper, but it seems that the professor is just digging his heels in.
  • Jack said that they should think on their feet. Then he suggested calling in sick.
  • During an emergency, you need to think on your feet, but remain calm.
  • Even though Tommy had the flu, he went outside to smoke a cigarette. He totally shot himself in the foot.
  • If the police pull your car over, don’t shoot yourself in the foot by arguing with police officer.
  • In the conversation, Jack was talking about the boss. He said, that if the shoe was on the other foot, the bosss wouldn’t want to come to work on his day off. This means that if the boss was actually a worker he wouldn’t want to come to work on his day off.
  • Jack got laid off from his job so now he needs to stay home and take care of the kids and do the housework while his wife goes to her office. It seems like the shoe is on the other foot.
  • Bobby wanted to spend the weekend in Las Vegas with his high school buddies, but his wife put her foot down and said no.
  • A lot of people in the office wanted to start wearing more casual clothes, but the boss put his foot down about changing the dress code policy.
  • It’s easy to put your foot in your mouth when you’re learning another language. But if that happens to you just laugh it off and keep trying.
  • I totally put my foot in my mouth when I forgot Frank’s wife’s name at the party. How embarrassing.

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