Title : Mouth
Date: 2011-03-11
Visitor: 235
  Sometimes we say things to friends that we regret because it hurts their feelings. Or we tell the person something that we were not supposed to. So, feeling embarrassed, we might say: “I really PUT MY FOOT IN MY MOUTH this time.”

And if this should happen, you might feel DOWN IN THE MOUTH. In other words, you might feel sad for saying the wrong thing.

My friend, Rason said: “Hands stop, mouth stop”. (When hands stop working, mouth stops eating) It reminds me that it was a very old slang in HK. It describes how poor the person could end up if there are no jobs. I love this slang, thank you Rason.

In the English class, I’ve learned that if a person lives FROM HAND TO MOUTH, it means that this person is very poor and only has enough money for the most important things in life, like food. In other words, we say this person lives FROM PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK.

If someone says bad things about you, you might protest, “DON’T BAD MOUTH ME.” Or if someone falsely claims you said something that you didn’t say, you might say: “DON’T PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH.”

Sometimes, you have a bad experience with someone. You might say: “That experience LEFT A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH.

I should keep quiet because I've been RUNNING MY MOUTH LONG ENOUGH, hahahhhha!


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