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Flashcards in American English Idioms - Emotions Deck (15)
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leaves me cold

has no effect on me
"It doesn't excite me at all. In fact, it just leaves me cold."


on edge

"He's on edge because exams are tomorrow and he has a paper due."


-ed to death

extremely (-ed)
"I am bored to death."
"He tickled her to death"


in stitches

laughing a lot
"His joke left me in stitches."


keep a straight face

not smiling or laughing
"It's hard to keep a straight face when playing poker. Can you keep a straight face?"


burst out laughing

suddenly laugh loudly
"I couldn't help but burst out laughing when he told me he was the greatest of all time."


on top of the world

"I had never felt so on top of the world as when my wife told me that she would marry me."


over the moon

very please about something
"When I found out that I had been accepted to UPenn, I was over the moon."


on cloud nine

very happy because of something
"All she needed to do was hold my hand and I felt like I was on cloud nine."


see red

suddenly feel extreme anger
"When I see red, it's over. Someone is going down."


what got into him

why he became so extreme
"I don't know what's got into him lately. He usually does all his homework, but now all he wants to do is play Fortnite."


lost it

lost control
"When the police called me and told me that my son was in jail, I lost it. How could he be so reckless!?"


head over heels

suddenly and deeply in love
"I didn't think I could be head over heels in love with someone, but there I was."


break someone's heart

make someone very sad
"I don't want to tell her. I don't want to break her heart."


pick up the pieces

rebuild something that was damaged
"After Raul left me, I had to pick up all the pieces and move on."