You probably refer to feet more than you think you do. When you start paying attention to speech and writing patterns, you find feet – usually fitted out as idioms or expressions – deliver all kinds of messages.
Here are ten expressions that refer to feet or legs. Check out the meanings. Have you heard or used one of these idioms recently?
1. One’s Achilles’ heel is one’s weakness.
2. To be bound hand and foot is to be literally or figuratively tied up.
3. To bring one to heel is to subdue someone.
4. To go somewhere by or on foot is to walk or hike there.
5. To cool one’s heels is to pause to calm down or think before doing something rash.
6. To dig in one’s heels is to be obstinate.
7. One who doesn’t have a leg to stand on is unsupported by evidence or corroboration.
8. To drag one’s feet is to delay.
9. To find one’s feet is to become accustomed or oriented.
10. To be fleet of foot is to be fast.