Body Parts as Verbs – Amazing English………

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Many parts of the body can be used as verbs in either a physical or a metaphorical sense like:

-You can HEAD a Company, but if things go wrong you’ll have to SHOULDER the entire blame or FACE your investors.

-A good leader BACKS his employees even if they sometimes make mistakes, but if you do not TOE the line you might get SKINNED.

I am such a tall and thin boy, my HAIR are poker-straight and my poor WAIST is so small, anyone can pick me up and throw me like a balloon in the air.   

-Did you MUSCLE your way into that job? Or you let your HAND bribe the Interviewer.

-You might EYE someone suspiciously and NOSELY, or wait for the police to FINGER a suspect.

-Did you sway and dance with your HIPS or moved softly to the rhythm of a love song with your FEET?

-But if you need to get out of town, try THUMBING a ride. Or you can ride with me if you can STOMACH the thought.

-You can quietly listen with your EARS but run with your LEGS when you are going for a walk or jog.

-I can hug you tenderly with my ARMS and smile heartily with my LIPS adding dimples to my cheeks.

-I do not always sing along with the radio, but you might see me MOUTHING the words as a hum or a lilt.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

79 thoughts on “Body Parts as Verbs – Amazing English………

  1. Kamal, this is great – wonderfully inventive and makes you realise how often body parts are in our regular conversation. It’s strange how the top torso of our body works so well for the corporate world! A brilliant post! 😀

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  2. We think the Brain is the only one to exhibit the intelligence.
    Here Kamal All Body parts can also throw light upon….
    Amazing not only English but it is in most languages too.
    It was just fun reading it.
    😃
    Shiva

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