Skin and Bones (nothing but)

Also: Just skin and bones Meaning of Idiom ‘Nothing but Skin and Bones’ To be nothing but skin and bones means to be extremely thin and emaciated.  1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom can be used to … Read more

Make One’s Skin Crawl

Also: Make One’s Flesh Creep Meaning of Idiom ‘Make One’s Skin Crawl’ Something (or someone) that makes your skin crawl causes you to shudder with disgust, fear, or both. Usage “I hope that guy doesn’t try to talk to use again, he makes my skin crawl,” said Carry. “I don’t understand why anyone would want a … Read more

By the Skin of My (or one’s) Teeth

Meaning of Idiom ‘By the Skin of My (or one’s) Teeth’ By the skin of one’s teeth means barely, narrowly; by the thinnest of margins. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. Examples Of Use “I missed having a car … Read more