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Idioms on Senses

Here are samples of idioms which are related to the human senses. Their meanings are included.Idioms

Sense of Taste

A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
– When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.

Bite Your Tongue
– To avoid talking.

A Still Tongue Keeps a Wise Head
– Wise people don’t talk much.

Sense of Smell

Smell A Rat
– To detect somone in the group is betraying the others.

Smell Something Fishy
– Detecting that something isn’t right and there might be a reason for it.

Sense of Touch

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
– Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

Sense of Hearing

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
– It’s better to actually do something than just talk about it.

Lend Me Your Ear
– To politely ask for someone’s full attention.

Pick up your ears
– To listen very carefully.

Van Gogh’s ear for music
– Tone deaf.

Sense of Sight

Apple of My Eye
– Someone who is cherished above all others.

Keep An Eye On Him
– You should carefully watch him.

Turn A Blind Eye
– Refuse to acknowledge something you know is real or legit.



Reference:
Idiom Site(2008). Idiom site. Retrieved December 19, 2008 from http://www.idiomsite.com/.

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