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Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb

And Other Expressions about Body Parts · It's Just an Expression

by Matt Doeden


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Win by a nose. Pulling your leg. Turn a blind eye. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when noses, legs, and eyes have nothing to do with whatever they're discussing! That's because these sayings are idioms—phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms give you a chip on your shoulder! Let's explore a variety of idioms related to body parts 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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