BODY EXPRESSIONS: NECK
BODY EXPRESSIONS: NECK: meaning and examples
Today we will look at some more expressions with body parts, this time with NECK (cuello).
Today's 1st expression is: to be a pain in the neck
It means: to be a person or thing that is very annoying or bothers a lot.
When he works he always sings, and he has a terrible voice. He is such a pain in the neck.
A more informal version of this expression is to be a pain in the arse (UK) or a pain in the butt (US).
Today's 2nd expression is: to be up to your neck in something
It means: to have a lot of something to deal with; to be very involved or busy with something.
I can't go out tonight; I'm up to my neck in work!
We can't go on holiday because we're up to our neck in debt!
Today's 3rd expression is: neck of the woods (informal)
It means: in the same area where you live; a particular part of a town or country.
Do you know John? He's from your neck of the woods.
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