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LEVEL 8 LESSON 26
This is an Advanced Idiomatic Expressions lesson related to , the body. In order to fully understand and use the expressions introduced in this series, it is essential that you understand the grammatical structure of the sentences. When you come across a grammar point that you are unfamiliar with, please go back and review the related TTMIK lessons.

Keyword: = body
1. = to be weak ( = to be weak)

The verb itself already means to be weak but if you say that someone is , it means that he/she is in a weak position or his/her athletic ability or skill is not superior, rather than his/her body is weak. A similar expression is .

Ex) . = When I was small, I was a weak child.

2. = to be strong, to be healthy ( = to be strong, to be sturdy, to be solid)

can be used for many things - furniture, teeth, car, and so on. Therefore, when you want to specify that someone has a robust or healthy body, you need to use the word together with .

Ex) .

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= I am healthy/strong so I dont catch a cold easily.

3. = to be anxious/raring to do something ( = to be itchy)

When youre itching to do something, it means that you havent done something that youve wanted to do for a long time and cant wait to do it, or that you are anxiously looking forward to starting something. You can use the expression to express how much you want to start moving and get rid of the itch.

Ex) . = I havent done any exercise recently, so Im dying to start working out again.

4. / = to be in good shape/to be not healthy, to not feel well ( = to be good)

When you say , it means that someone is in good shape or overy fit and wellbuilt. But when you say the opposite, , it doesnt mean that the person is not fit; it means that the person is not feeling well.

Ex) . = When you are not feeling well, you need to get enough sleep.

5. = to build up ones body, to work out to get fit ( = to make)

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LEVEL 8 LESSON 26
You cant make a body, but in Korean, if you say , it means to build up ones body or to build muscles. It can also mean to lose weight to get fit in some contexts.

Ex) . = These days I am working out hard in order to get fit/build muscles.

6. = to spare oneself, to be cautious and not take any risk

means to play it safe and keep away from possible risks. It can be used both with positive and negative connotations.

Ex) , . = That athlete has tried many dangerous techniques without worrying about his safety, so he has gotten hurt many times.

7. = to become a habit, to get comfortable doing something repeatedly ( = to be saturated)

originally means that color or smell is stained or saturated on clothes or in places, but when a behavior or skill is saturated into your body, it means that it has become a habit or you have grown so used to it that you can do it without effort.

Ex) . = It was unfamiliar and awkward at first, but Ive grown used to it.

8. = to overexert oneself, to overwork

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( = to overexert, to exploit)

When you overwork yourself or dont get enough rest, what you are doing is exploiting or overexerting your body. In Korean, you say instead of (oneself) . If you want to emphasize yourself you can add the word and say .

Ex) ? . = Why do you overwork yourself? Get some rest from time to time.

9. = to ruin ones health ( = to mess up, to screw up)

means to screw something up. Therefore, when you say , it means to ruin ones health, usually by drinking too much, not sleeping enough, or working too much.

Ex) , . = No matter how young you are, if you only study without sleeping, you will ruin your health.

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