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|• business english • lessons - exercises • wordgames • proverbs • fun • news • useful | |links • books • contact • home • | | [pic][pic][pic][pic][pic] | | | |English Idioms relating to | | FEELINGS - EMOTIONS - REACTIONS | | | | Ants in one's pants | People who have ants in their pants are very restless or excited about | | | something | | | "I wish he'd relax. He's got ants in his pants about something today!" | | Bare your heart (or soul) to someone | If you bare your heart or soul to someone, you reveal your innermost | | | thoughts and feelings to them. | | | "John couldn't keep things to himself any longer. He decided to bare | | | his soul to his best friend." | | Bear the brunt (of something) | A person who bears the brunt of something is the one who suffers the | | | most when something bad or unpleasant happens. | | | "When things go wrong, his assistant always has to bear the brunt of | | | his anger." | | Beside yourself (with an emotion) | If you are beside yourself (with an emotion), you lose your self-control | | | because of the intensity of the emotion you are feeling. | | | "He was beside himself with grief when he lost his son." | | Carry the torch | If you carry the torch, you have strong feelings for someone with whom | | | you do not or cannot have a relationship.. | | | "He's been carrying the torch for Julie since their college days, before she | | | married Ted." | | Wouldn't be caught/seen dead | If someone says that they wouldn't be caught or seen dead in a | | | particular place or doing something, they mean that they would be | | | too ashamed or embarrassed. | | | "My seven-year-old son thinks he's a big boy; he wouldn't be caught | | | dead holding my hand!"...
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