BODY EXPRESSIONS: FOOT
BODY EXPRESSIONS: FOOT: meaning and examples
Today we will look at a few of the many English expressions that use the word foot.
Today's 1st expression is: to get your foot in the door
Meaning: to manage to enter an organisation, a business, etc. that could bring you success.
I always wanted to work in television, but it took me almost three years just to get a foot in the door.
Today's 2nd expression is: to put your foot in it (to put your foot in your mouth: US)
Meaning: to say or do something that upsets, offends or embarrasses someone.
I really did put my foot in it with Jason. I had no idea that he had split up with Lori and I was asking him why she didn't come with him tonight. I feel horrible.
Today's 3rd expression is: ...my foot! (informal, humorous)
Meaning: used to say that you completely disagree with what someone has just said.
Alex: Jason can't come to the party next week because he has to work.
John: Work my foot! He just doesn't want to come because he doesn't want to see Lori.
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