A tendency to try to argue or get into a conflict with others. The man has a chip on his shoulders and wants to fight with everybody.
Body Parts Idioms
To get some sleep. I was very tired so I decided to catch forty winks.
To dislike someone or something very much. I cannot stomach the idea of another week of work before my holiday.
We use this idiom to describe the relief we feel after we tell somebody a secret which is troubling us or something important which is difficult... Read more →
Used when something bad happens to you or when you've been treated badly. It was a real kick in the teeth when, after we split up, I learned I... Read more →
The full form is 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth'. It is used when someone has committed a crime or done something wrong; it means... Read more →
When you pull somebody's leg, you make a joke by saying something that's not true. Diana was just pulling your leg when she said the test is on... Read more →
To hope that something good is going to happen. I have my driving licence test this morning. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
To say something stupid, offensive or embarrassing and then regret it. The professor put her foot in her mouth when she asked the overweight... Read more →
To take care of something or someone. Sara, next weekend we would like to see Milan and we were wondering if you could keep an eye on our dog,... Read more →