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Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English.

On this program, we explore common expressions in American English.

Today we talk about a part of our body that is usually very busy – our feet!

Feet help us walk, run, dance, and jump. The words feet and foot are also used in everyday speech.

For example, the English language has feet idioms that describe different kinds of people.

To be under someone's feet means to be troublesome. In other words, you are standing too close to someone and are getting in their way. Some adults criticize children for being under foot.

Speaking of children, if someone says their home will soon have the pitter-patter of tiny feet, it means the family is expecting a baby!

Now, people who are active do not let grass grow under their feet. They are never in once place for very long.

People who can think and take action at the same time are said to be able to think on their feet.

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