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Get Your Nose Out of Joint

And Other Medical Expressions · It's Just an Expression

by Matt Doeden


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A taste of your own medicine. Rub salt in the wound. Warts and all. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when you don't have to take any medicine and you don't have any wounds or warts! That's because these sentences are idioms—phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms be your Achilles' heel. Let's explore a variety of idioms related to health and medicine and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publications ™
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It's Just an Expression


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Matt Doeden (Author)

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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