to eat dirt
/ˈiːt dˈɜːt/
to receive insults or bad treatment, especially without ever complaining
to look down one's nose at sb/sth
/lˈʊk dˌaʊn wˈʌnz nˈoʊz æt ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to consider a person or thing unimportant and undeserving of respect
near the knuckle
/nˌɪɹ ðə nˈʌkəl/
(of jokes or remarks) close to the limits of what people can tolerate or find acceptable, particularly if it is offensive or sexually suggestive
to air one's lungs
/ˈɛɹ wˈʌnz lˈʌŋz/
to speak in a manner that is rude or sexually offensive
to give sb some / any lip
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛsbˈiː sˌʌm ˌɛni lˈɪp/
to talk to a person in a way that is rude and shows no respect for them
close to home
/klˈoʊs tə hˈoʊm/
(of a remark or criticism) deeply affecting one and making one feel uncomfortable
to hang a BA
/hˈæŋ ɐ bˌiːˈeɪ/
to express contempt or disrespect to a person by showing one's naked backside to them
to give sb the finger
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛsbˈiː ðə fˈɪŋɡɚ/
to raise one's middle finger and point it toward a person to show one is angry with them, hates, or disrespects them
to flip sb the bird
/flˈɪp ˌɛsbˈiː ðə bˈɜːd/
to make an rude gesture toward someone by raising the middle finger of one's hand to express anger, frustration, or contempt toward them
to have a / some nerve
/hæv ɐ sˌʌm nˈɜːv/
to have an attitude that is inappropriate, rude, or too bold
to take one's name in vain
/tˈeɪk ɪn vˈeɪn/
to talk about someone without giving them any respect
close to the bone
/klˈoʊs tə ðə bˈoʊn/
(of a joke, story, remark, etc.) considered offensive to some, especially because it is referring to a truth about someone or something
no-go area
/nˈoʊɡˌoʊ ˈɛɹiə/
a very private or offensive subject that should not be discussed
to give sb the bird
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛsbˈiː ðə bˈɜːd/
to laugh or shout insults at someone
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