Idioms about health

Idioms about health

  • a bundle of nerves

    Meaning: If you are a bundle of nerves, you are very nervous.

  • a clean bill of health

    Meaning: said when you examine someone or something and state that they are healthy, in good condition, or legal.

  • a taste of one's own medicine

    Meaning: If you give someone a taste of their own medicine, you make them experience the same bad treatment they have given to others.

  • alive and kicking

    Meaning: In good health despite health problems

  • as blind as a bat

    Meaning: If someone is as blind as a bat, they are nearly or completely blind or they are unwilling to recognize problems or bad things.

  • bag of bones

    Meaning: an extremely thin person.

  • be full of beans

    Meaning: If someone is full of beans, they are active, lively, healthy and have a lot of energy and enthusiasm; In American English, the phrase means full of nonsense

  • be on the mend

    Meaning: Be improving after an illness

  • be sick and tired of

    Meaning: The phrase to be sick and tired of something or of doing something is an idiomatic expression which means to be angry and bored because something unpleasant has been happening for a long time.

  • bitter pill to swallow

    Meaning: An unpleasant fact that one must accept

  • black out

    Meaning: to lose consciousness.

  • call in sick

    Meaning: If you call in sick, you inform your employer that you will be absent because you are ill.

  • Charley horse

    Meaning: If you get a Charley horse, you develop a cramp in the arm or the leg muscle because of excessive muscular strain or a blow.

  • fit as a fiddle

    Meaning: If you are as fit as a fiddle, you are well and fit.

  • foot-in-mouth disease

    Meaning: If you have foot-in-mouth disease, you have the tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time.

  • go under the knife

    Meaning: Undergo surgery

  • go viral

    Meaning: Begin To spread rapidly on the Internet

  • green around the gills

    Meaning: To look sick

  • hale and hearty

    Meaning: in a good health.

  • in bad shape

    Meaning: In bad physical condition.

  • in the best of health

    Meaning: very healthy.

  • just what the doctor ordered

    Meaning: Exactly the thing that is or was needed to help improve something or make one feel better

  • nurse someone back to health

    Meaning: to look after a sick person until he recovers.

  • picture of (good) health

    Meaning: in a very healthy condition.

  • poison pill

    Meaning: A provision or feature added to a measure or an entity to make it less attractive, an undesirable add-on

  • safe and sound

    Meaning: safe and without injury or damage.

  • sick as a dog

    Meaning: Extremely ill.

  • take a deep breath

    Meaning: The phrase to take a deep breath is an idiomatic expression that means to pause, especially in order to make oneself feel strong and confident.

  • white as a sheet

    Meaning: said about someone whose face is very pale because of illness, shock or fear.