“Arm Idioms”

Idiomatic Phrases Using The Word:  “Arm”


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[su_dropcap style=”flat”]F[/su_dropcap]or those of you who have been around a while, you may remember this video being posted back in 2015, but it was necessary to update it, because…

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap] have come to fully dis-agree with the use of the wordIdiom as a separate and single grammatical term (actually it is a “Lexical Term”.)  The reason for this is simple.  Every singe so-called Idiom is also some other form of a phrase and therefore, it would be far more appropriate, and lead to a much clearer comprehension of them to instead use the termIdiom only in an adjectival way to describe the phrase which is “idiomatic”.  (for a more thorough description  of this, Click Here.)

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]H[/su_dropcap]owever, at least for the time being, it is far more common for people to search for Idioms, than to search for Idiomatic Phrasal Verbs or Idiomatic Adjectival Phrases, and so-on…  Thus the title.

Enjoy The Video Lesson!

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Phrases Used In The Video

  • (to be) “Up In Arms” – This is an Idiomatic Prepositional Adjectival-Phrase describing a condition  –  [su_button url=”http://www.lexis.givemesomeenglish.com/phrases/phrasal-adjectives/phrasal-adjectives-prepositions-prepositional-phrasal-adjectives/phrasal-adjectives-letter-u-prepositions/#to-be-up-in-arms” target=”blank” style=”flat” radius=”0″]Read More[/su_button]

  • (to) “Give (One’s) Right Arm” (for something) – This is an Idiomatic Verb-Phrase describing a feeling related to a desire  –  [su_button url=”http://www.lexis.givemesomeenglish.com/phrases/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verbs-without-prepositions/phrasal-verbs-letter-g/#to-give-one’s-right-for-something” target=”blank” style=”flat” radius=”0″]Read More[/su_button]

  • (to) “Twist (someone’s) Arm” – This is an Idiomatic Verb-Phrase describing an action  –  [su_button url=”http://www.lexis.givemesomeenglish.com/phrases/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verbs-without-prepositions/phrasal-verbs-letter-t/#to-twist-someone’s-arm” target=”blank” style=”flat” radius=”0″]Read More[/su_button]

P.S. – Though there is often a difference in meaning and usage between British and American English, nearly all of the idioms in this series fall into that wonderful (albeit small) category of things which we sometimes-warring (or at least bickering) cousins can agree upon…  like the fact that the Germans’ love for David Hasselhoff is a bit strange.

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