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It was embarassing watching my dad try to dance at the wedding. He _______________________.

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These grocery bags are really heavy.  Could you ___________________?

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180 Comments on “Idioms in English – Parts of the Body”

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Wednesday, January 13th 2010

Thanks for your good work!!
It helps me with English idioms a lot!

Thursday, January 14th 2010

what beautiful that was ?

i think that student want to learn

thank you too much


Thursday, January 14th 2010

Thank you! Very easy explanation to understanding and keeping in mind))

Thursday, January 14th 2010

Thanks a lot.. Very good explanation, helped me a lot to understand these idioms…:)

Friday, January 15th 2010

thanks for the nice idiom lessons, would you please explain to me how much of idioms do i need to score high in TOEFL, I am really suffering reading for the TOEFL, OR any other advise will be appreciated.

Friday, January 15th 2010

Thank you so much for that information, specially because I’m learning english, and this is really useful, You all make it easy to understand and remember. Excellent work to you all, I’ve seen some of your videos.. They have helped me a lot. Thanks again, Keep on like this! :)

Friday, January 15th 2010

it`s so interesting .
thanks alot.

Sunday, January 17th 2010

hi Dear Alex.i listen your lessons with great pleasure.you explain everything very good.i think i have learnt much more important idioms thanks to you.

Sunday, January 17th 2010

    Hi Ugur. I am fond of his explanation. He is perfect, I think.

    Thursday, January 21st 2010

it was excellent!!!

Alex I would like to ask you, what´s the difference between idiom and slang?

thank you.

Sunday, January 17th 2010

    Hi Walter,

    That is an excellent question, and one that is not easy to answer.

    Slang is usually used by young people, or within a certain group of people. For example, hockey players have their own slang. “Give me the biscuit” means “Pass me the hockey puck.” Slang changes the meanings of words, and is usually only understood by people who are in a particular group. Slang can also destroy proper grammatical structures.

    Idioms are more universal in the English language. An idiom is an expression, word, or phrase whose literal meaning is different from its intended meaning. If I say “he has two left feet,” the literal meaning is much different than the intended meaning.

    For more information, you can consult wikipedia:

    Friday, February 5th 2010

      Can you please explain to me
      the different btw slang-casual English ??

      Friday, January 28th 2011

thank you very much!!))
i have a little question) in the test i have seen this sentence”You agree with my conclusion?” but i was learnt that the construction of the interrogative sentence must be like this “do you agree with my… ”
is it always allowed to ask in that way?(like you wrote)

thank you)))

Monday, January 18th 2010

    Hi Lina,

    I used “You agree with my conclusion?” not as interrogative, but as a clarifying statement/question. It’s like saying “So, you agree with me.”

    Here is another example:

    Alex: I thought that movie was terrible.
    Lina: Yeah, I thought so too.
    Alex: You agree with my opinion? Wonderful!

    It would be silly to ask an interrogative question after you said “Yeah, I thought so too.” By saying/asking “you agree with my opinion?” I am not really asking if you agree with my opinion, but clarifying and re-stating that fact.

    I hope this helps and makes sense!

    Friday, February 5th 2010

      thank u so much!

      Saturday, March 5th 2011

Thanks a lot)

Monday, January 18th 2010

Hello Alex,

Thank you for your clear lesson on some idioms related to some parts of our body.

I’ve got two left feet by the way. So the first idiom becomes me perfect. (Hope this sentence makes sense.)

Looking forward to your next lesson..
Bye for now.

Monday, January 18th 2010


    I think you meant to say “the first sentence describes me perfectly,” or “the first sentence fits me perfectly.”

    Thank you for watching.

    Friday, January 22nd 2010

      Thank you so much Alex. You’ve been helping me a lot with the your clear and clarifying lessons.
      Looking forward to your next video.
      Thank you for all your suppport

      Wednesday, June 1st 2016

hey Alex,

thank you for this,
Anyway, could you please give the explanation/definition of each idioms? I just see the explanation for number 1: put your back into it = work harder.

Appreciate your reply.



Tuesday, January 19th 2010

Thank you very much for this lesson. Could you lend me a hand for more body idioms.

Wednesday, January 20th 2010

Hi everybody. Alex, thanks a lot. You are perfect! You explain everything well.

Thursday, January 21st 2010

hi everyone ,
and thanks a lot for the explanation .
the lesson is awsome ..
please i want to know more idioms .

Friday, January 22nd 2010

Thank you kindly Alex for these useful idioms . Iwait more and more

Saturday, January 23rd 2010

thank’s a lot for this explanation.

as a english student i have some dificult to understand this kind of sentence.

keep doing this job man….


Saturday, January 23rd 2010

What’s up? Alex Thank you for this lesson. I’m learning little by little Thank You again.

Sunday, January 24th 2010

really first time for looking your web ..oh destination for everybody that so interesting to learn english…thank you so much

Monday, January 25th 2010

Thank you so much about these great lessons.
I have a question:
How can I use the words: effect, affect and fluence?

Thanks so lot and have a good time.

Tuesday, January 26th 2010

lurvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv u soooo muchhhhhhhh
this helped a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to tell u da truth all ur vid dooooooo
once again love uuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 30th 2010

hi Alex , I would like to thank you very much.

Sunday, January 31st 2010


Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

Thanks for help

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

Your lesson is very undestandable!!!

Friday, February 5th 2010


Friday, February 5th 2010

Thank you for this lesson. It is perfect!

Friday, February 5th 2010

Thank you Alex.

I would like to ask you, what´s the difference between register and recorder?

Thank you

Sunday, February 7th 2010

Hi, There Alex.

Just stopped by to give you A BIG THANKS, for your wonderful lesson ^^

And, I have questions, if you don’t mind ^^ :

1. Can you show me/tell me, how to teach students in the first meeting (well, basically they don’t really understand English, don’t they ? ) ? specially for students from the age of 3 to 12 ?

2. Do you have tips to teach students from other country (like Japan or Korea for examples ) ?

3. Can I have your e-mail (so I can ask you a lot of questions ^^) ?

Thank you Alex.
Keep a good Work ^^

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

Thanks. It was very very useful.

Thursday, February 11th 2010

Thank you very much Alex for having wonderful and useful explanation……………

Monday, February 22nd 2010

You are such wonderful insturctor

Friday, February 26th 2010

thank you Alex

Saturday, March 6th 2010

Thanks your class is very important for my, its going to help me a lot.

Friday, March 12th 2010

excellent explanation thank’s alot Alex

Saturday, March 27th 2010

You are the best!!! Thank you for you are !!!!

Saturday, March 27th 2010

wow lol thanks Mr. Alex I enjoy yoiur lesson very much…

Wednesday, March 31st 2010

You are such great insturctor thank you for your insturction

Thursday, April 1st 2010

sweet Alex;
sence tow day ago i joint your on line class .
it’s reaally fantastic . i 100% passd a quize but still now i am confuse abut how to use , put your back in to it . i think its mean need to hard work , or need to push by some one or sommthing eals ?????????
just help me for more clearifacation

Thursday, April 8th 2010

thank you teahcer

Wednesday, April 21st 2010

Dear Alex

I am very appreciate your online teaching. it is very great chance for me to improve my english I really want to know more and more

Deeply thanks for your best work

Best regards,

H. Phanny

Monday, April 26th 2010

fantasic and very beautifully explained

Tuesday, May 4th 2010

Hi, I like this video. Can I use it in my lessons? How can I download it?

Wednesday, May 19th 2010

Thanks a lot Alex ^_^

Thursday, June 3rd 2010

Thanks a lot. It’a very helpful lesson. Good luck!!!

Monday, June 7th 2010

thanks for the lesson it was easy to undertand

Wednesday, June 16th 2010

thank you for your examm.
thanks alot

Friday, July 2nd 2010

Very useful.

Saturday, July 10th 2010

thanx alot very nice i like it

Sunday, September 19th 2010

I’m luckly for to find out this website is really helpfull thanks a lot teacher

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

thanx Ur work is really he is going to help us in large interest.

Sunday, September 26th 2010

your a good teacher aswome..

Sunday, September 26th 2010

It’s really very nice ……

Sunday, September 26th 2010

Very good, thank you

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

That’s triff. Thanks a lot,the lesson is very clear to understand it.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

I’m Really happy today finding engvid.com.
itcould improve n make a good progess of my english skill.

Saturday, October 16th 2010

Thanks Alex, I learn alot from you.

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

Thank you sir
you really had lend me your hand for this lesson

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

your videos are very helpfull for me,sir i want to speak english but lack of confidance and spelling mistakes i feel anable to speak and write my viue plz help me if any one help me. plz tell me how can i speak english very fluently and write english correctly. plz riply me

Friday, November 19th 2010

your videos are very helpfull for me,sir i want to speak english but lack of confidance and spelling mistakes i feel anable to speak and write my view plz help me if any one help me. plz tell me how can i speak english very fluently and write english correctly. plz riply me

Friday, November 19th 2010

first i want to offer my thanks to you for your informative video lessons i love your teaching style.Apart from that i have a question to ask is that the sentence “keep your nose out of someone`s business” is a rude and impolite sentence? or it`s just a regular kind of telling someone that not to concern himself for others problems.
I`m looking forward to the answer.

Saturday, November 27th 2010

    i`m not patient enought. i`d be thankful if someone answers my question.

    Saturday, December 11th 2010

    Hi samaneh,

    It is a very strong statement, and it may sound rude depending on how you use it. I would not use it as a regular part of my speech, especially if you are in a formal situation. It is fine with close friends or it may be used if you are angry or if you WANT to be forceful with someone.

    Sunday, January 9th 2011

thanks for your concerns

Thursday, December 9th 2010

really useful

Friday, December 10th 2010

thanks for the learning, it helps me a lot.

Friday, December 24th 2010

I’ve been learning English for two years.I’m in college now. One of my problems is to understand Idioms,I hear new ones every day sometimes you can guess their meanings yet, guessing doesn’t always work .I think you guys should focus on them a lot.Keep up the good work!!!

Thanks a lot.

Monday, December 27th 2010

very good Mr Alex thank you very much but i want some vocabulary about human body like “marrow” for example cause i am so bad in that kind of vocabularies and thank you so much

Friday, December 31st 2010

    Thank you for the suggestion. I may give a biology lesson in the future!

    Sunday, January 9th 2011

wow thanks for your help

Saturday, January 15th 2011

it was a nice lesson
i like it

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

this is cool!

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

What’s a helpful lesson !!!
It’s amazing as it always :)))

Friday, January 28th 2011

It really helped me!Thanks!

Monday, February 7th 2011

No better words to say! Thank you. Excellent job!

Saturday, February 19th 2011

Thank you .I’ve been learning a lot

Saturday, February 19th 2011

Tank you very much!
I’m french from Québec
You make the explication clear.
You are a great teacher.
It’s générous to share for free the advices.
Good day to you.

Sunday, February 27th 2011

I’m from Ukraine,Ivano-Frankivsk. We use your lessons for our students every time. You really help us to improve English.Thank you very much.

Thursday, April 7th 2011

Thanks a lot, Alex. This is very interesting and useful information.

Sunday, April 10th 2011

hi alex,
This is really helpful,apart from that could you clarify the difference between ‘keep your nose out of my business’ and ‘Maintain your low profile’.which one of these are more polite?

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

    To keep a low profile means to be inconspicuous, or not to be too obvious in a situation. You can hear this in many spy or action movies. :)

    “Keep your nose out of my business” is not really polite, and is used if you are angry or annoyed with someone who will not leave you alone.

    The two phrases are different. I would say that “keep a low profile” is more polite, because it is helpful advice. “Keep your nose out of my business” is a much stronger imperative, and shows that the speaker is upset.

    Sunday, April 17th 2011

it was really helpfull for me .
thank you so much sir!

Thursday, April 21st 2011

i really like your lessons . thank very much .
your explaination is clear as a bell

Monday, April 25th 2011

I am from Pakistan facing difficulty to learn English but these videos are helping me a lot. A tremendous job is being done to help the students across the globe. Really, the teamwork is commendable. Hope to watch more latest videos!

Sunday, May 1st 2011

Hi Alex
Istared see your lesson sience three weaks and i love it It really help to improve my english. Could you tell me pleace,what do i need besides the program to improve my english or those lesson are enough for imfroving my english

Friday, May 6th 2011

I’m really greatful to watch thoese lesson. I learn lots of thing with in few weeks in thoese lesson.Could you tell me please what do i need to improve my english beside these lesson.i want to put my back to improve my english. Please help me to give your advice.

Friday, May 6th 2011

Hey alex, i need your help.
-Could you tell me what’s idioms and slang?
And where do i hear that?

I’m looking foraward to hearing you.

thank you.

Saturday, May 21st 2011

    Hi Marie, for you who is French (?):
    IDIOMS= expressions
    SLANG = argot
    You’d probably found this words in “LESSON TOPICS” = sujets des leçons.

    Thursday, May 26th 2011

i want to learn spoken english pls give tip

Sunday, May 29th 2011

thank you!!!

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

that’s great and very well, now i m going to make my English well and better, and i m very thankful to u and all teachers…

Sunday, June 12th 2011

    we can speak english on skype

    Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Hi! Alex.
Very Clear Lesson.
Looking Forward to Your Next Lesson.
Thank You.

Monday, June 27th 2011

Dear sir.
I am Vietnamese.Would you mind explaining an action to celebrate victory: hi five or high five.I have searched in Oxford Dictionary ,it only has” high five” but sometimes in subtitle of videos for speaking English I saw ” hi five”

Sunday, July 17th 2011

I’m looking forward to more useful lessons from you :)
Teacher, thanks so much ^^

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

Thank you very much ! I really enjoyed it.
Best regards, Javier.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

Hello Alex, thank you very much for your explanation. I really enjoyed !
Best regards.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011


Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

Dear Alex,
thanks for all! I’m very happy that I discovered :o) these lessons.
I have a little correction in spelling an adjective “embarassing”. It should be “embaRRassing”. Am I right?
Pa,pa :o)

Tuesday, August 9th 2011

    we can speak english by by

    Tuesday, August 16th 2011

good Thank you and good quiz

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Hi, your lesson about Body Idioms is very interesting and benefit, thanks.

Sunday, August 28th 2011


Tuesday, September 20th 2011

100 %!)
hi Alex!you are really the best teacher which I ever seen!You help me every day put my back into it!And it’s very difficult for me to learn English because I have 2 left feet…You lend me a hand in my English way!Thanks a lot)
with best regards Anna from Russia

Friday, September 23rd 2011

thanks a lot alex i never knew that i have much to learn

Saturday, September 24th 2011

hy ALEX how r u?ALEX can u help me to describe in easy way the use of has ,have and had .bcoz i cannt use these words easily in spoken english.i know my grammar is so week my english is not too good but i hope u will understand my problm.

Friday, September 30th 2011

thank you so much mr alex
i got 5 out 5 i am glad .
i have a question my question is if i say someone who is daddy ? or Don’t believe the hype? is that right sir

Friday, September 30th 2011

Greeting from Romania!!Great work!

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Very good and helpful lessons. I’m going to improve my English with this lessons. I need English every day for my work. It is possible to do a video about CV and cover letter example?

Saturday, October 8th 2011


Saturday, November 5th 2011

Pretty good!

Saturday, November 26th 2011

Thanks Alex. You are a perfect teacher

Thursday, December 1st 2011

Hi Alex,
Many thanks,i really appreciate your teaching and could you lend me your hend that i have no grip on spelling sometime i know the words but always fail to write good words due to spelling problem.
I will appreciate your patronge.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

thnxxxx that was my first video and i admired u
but i face a problem that when i listen i can understand what people say in english but i can’t say it or when i start talkin i forget many words plz tell me what should i do

Saturday, January 21st 2012

thanks Alex!

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

I like the way you teach Alex !!! I have just a question about pronunciation: How is it possible that the word “read” has 2 kind of sounds ? I mean when it means past I’ve to read “read” (red) when it means present i have to read “read” (reed)

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

i learn a lot,thanks

Thursday, April 19th 2012

thank you Alex you are very good teacher.

Saturday, May 5th 2012

Hmmm…I decided to put my back into learning English and you,Mr.Alex lent me a hand…And …even if you have two left feet and always try to solve smb’s problems…I am really glad we see eye to eye!!!)))

Thursday, May 24th 2012

thanks a lot for your quiz…
i can know more about idioms…..

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Thank you very much. Alex.

Saturday, June 16th 2012

it’s great!! I’m perfect… thank you alex

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Hi! Alex this is sunil kumar,
how can i improve my english so that i can speak in front of anybody very easily

Thursday, July 26th 2012

your a great teacher Alex. the way you explain and use body language helps us easy to understand the problem. thank you so much ! watching ur videos everyday and really enjoy them

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

thanks alex, very useful for me

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

thank u SIR.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

perfect…..im learning from your lessons alex…thanks..

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Thank you very much, Alex. You help me to improve my English.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

amazing lesson!

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

Thank you Alex…

Friday, November 23rd 2012

Hello Alex,
What a difference between thus and hence?

Monday, November 26th 2012

I have seen and exercised it. Thank you so much for delivering it by nice way

Thursday, February 14th 2013

nice idioms

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

i have enjoyed this lesson

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

omg….a lot of comments. It´s a great page. Thanks.

Monday, August 5th 2013

100You got 5 correct out of 5.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Very good lesson! Thanks Alex!

Friday, August 16th 2013

Can you make a lesson about how to use would ، I am absoIutly flommuxed when I have to use it and thank you for this nice lesson .

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

very interesting thanksssssssssssssss
mr james and Alex

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

a very nice lesson . thank you

Thursday, April 10th 2014

Thanks Alex, very good lesson.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

very good. explaint

Thursday, June 5th 2014


Wednesday, July 16th 2014


Wednesday, July 16th 2014

than you : )

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

that is the best thing I’ve found on the internet.

Sunday, August 31st 2014

It’s very interesing. Thanks for the lesson.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

It’s really interesting. Thanks a lot, teacher Alex. My English is improving more.

Friday, January 9th 2015

thaks u Alex,

Saturday, April 11th 2015


Sunday, May 10th 2015

Good one. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thanks a bunch Alex for all lesssons that I have recieved, I love your accent and it´s very significant that you are showing differents examples in every class a big hug from Colombia

Sunday, November 1st 2015

5/5, i got 100% nearly in all lessons – it becames a good tradition

Saturday, January 16th 2016

hi,nice glacces

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Thank you

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

The reply of the first question was wrong, so test gave me an explanation, now i got it. Thank you, Alex!

Saturday, April 9th 2016

Hi Alex,

I am learning a lot with your free English videos. I am looking these videos since last week. I am improving a lot.Thanks for helping us.

Monday, April 11th 2016

Alex! Thank you so much :) I’m clear as a bell. Nowadays I watch the your video. It’s exactly helped my English skill. I’m so happy.

Saturday, June 25th 2016

Thanks Alex, it is very helpful

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thanks Alex I really learnt a lot.

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

You guys are very wonderful!!!!

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

Thanks, Alex. I got 100%! Great!!

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

i got it all correct , thank you.

Thursday, July 13th 2017

I really excited to learn these new idioms and I scored 100% of your test :)

Monday, July 17th 2017

Good job.
Please more idioms.

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

5/5 Thank you

Monday, December 11th 2017


Wednesday, February 7th 2018


Tuesday, March 27th 2018

I need to push my back into finishing my minithesis.

Friday, April 19th 2019

Thank you very much Mr. Alex.

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

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