( intensifier )
the ages between 90–99
do your bit:
If you do your bit, you do something that, to a small or limited extent, helps to achieve something.
do your nut:
to become very angry about something
do your part:
If you do your part, you do something that, to a small or limited extent, helps to achieve something.
Someone who has an in-your-face attitude seems determined to behave in a way that is unusual or shocking, and does not care what people think of them.
on your bike:
said to tell someone to go away or stop behaving in a foolish way
on your feet:
If you are on your feet, you are standing up.
on your mark:
a command given to runners in a race to prepare themselves at the starting line
on your mind:
If something is on your mind, you are worried or concerned about it and think about it a lot .
on your side:
If something is on your side or if you have it on your side, it helps you when you are trying to achieve something.
on your tod:
by yourself, without help from anyone else
to your feet:
If you get or rise to your feet, you stand up.
the ages between 70–79
at your heels:
following close behind you
bet your boots:
to be sure or certain
bite your lip:
If you bite your lip, you try very hard not to show the anger or distress that you are feeling .
blow your mind:
to be extremely exciting, surprising or interesting
blow your top:
to become very angry with someone and shout at them
a request for permission (esp in the phrase without so much as a by-your-leave )
cover your ass:
Cover your ass means the same as → cover your → back 2 .
drag your feet to drag your heels:
If you drag your feet or drag your heels, you delay doing something or do it very slowly because you do not want to do it.
earn your corn:
to be successful and therefore justify the money that has been spent, for example on training
eat your words:
to be proved to be wrong when you have given an opinion about something
find your feet:
to become more confident and learn what to do in a new situation
flip your lid:
to become extremely angry or upset about something, and lose control of yourself
haul your wind:
to sail closer to the wind
he's your man:
he's the person needed (for a particular task, role, job, etc)
hold your fire:
If someone holds their fire or holds fire, they stop shooting or they wait before they start shooting.
hold your own:
to be able to defend your position against someone who is attacking you or threatening you
in your blood:
used for describing something that is a very important part of you and seems natural to you, for example because it is traditional in your family or culture
in your corner:
supporting you and helping you
keep your cool to lose your cool:
If you keep your cool in a difficult situation, you manage to remain calm . If you lose your cool, you get angry or upset .
keep your head:
to remain calm in a difficult situation
lick your lips:
to look forward eagerly to a future event
lose your cool:
to suddenly get angry and behave in a bad-tempered or uncontrolled way
lose your edge:
to no longer have all the advantages and special skills that you had in the past
lose your grip:
to lose control over a situation
lose your head:
to panic and not remain calm in a difficult situation
lose your rag:
to suddenly lose your temper with someone and get very angry
make your mark:
to do something which causes you to become noticed or famous
mend your ways:
to stop behaving badly or illegally and improve your behaviour
not your type:
If you say that someone is not your type, you mean that they are not the sort of person who you usually find attractive.
off your guard:
not prepared for something when it happens so that you do not react normally
off your hands:
if someone or something is off your hands, you are no longer responsible for them, because another person has taken responsibility for them instead of you
off your head:
very strange, foolish, or dangerous
of your dreams:
If you describe someone or something as the person or thing of your dreams, you mean that you consider them to be ideal or perfect .
on your guard:
If you are on your guard or on guard, you are being very careful because you think a situation might become difficult or dangerous .
on your hands:
if you have a problem or task on your hands, you have to deal with it
on your marks:
On your marks in British English, or on your mark in American English, is a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start .