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flesh Idioms & Phrases


After the flesh

  • after the manner of man; in a gross or earthly manner. "Ye judge after the flesh." John viii. 15.
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An arm of flesh

  • human strength or aid.
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Flesh and blood

  • . See under Blood.
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Flesh broth

  • broth made by boiling flesh in water.
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Flesh fly

  • noun fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals
    Sarcophaga carnaria.
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  • (Zoöl.), one of several species of flies whose larvæ or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle fly; called also meat fly, carrion fly, and blowfly. See Blowly.
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Flesh meat

  • animal food. Swift.
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flesh out

  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; fatten; fatten out; plump out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child
  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb become round, plump, or shapely
    fill out; round.
    • The young woman is fleshing out
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Flesh side

  • the side of a skin or hide which was next to the flesh; opposed to grain side.
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Flesh tint

  • (Painting), a color used in painting to imitate the hue of the living body.
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Flesh worm

  • (Zoöl.), any insect larva of a flesh fly. See Flesh fly (above).
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flesh wound

  • noun a wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones
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flesh-colored

  • adjective satellite having a bright red or pinkish color
    flesh-colored.
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flesh-coloured

  • adjective satellite having a bright red or pinkish color
    flesh-colored.
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flesh-eating

  • adjective satellite (of animals) carnivorous
    meat-eating; zoophagous.
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fleshed out

  • adjective satellite given substance or detail; completed
    full-clad.
    • did not spring full-clad from his imagination
    • a plan fleshed out with statistics and details
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Goose flesh

  • a peculiar roughness of the skin produced by cold or fear; called also goose skin. and goose pimples and goose bumps
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in the flesh

  • adjective satellite an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence
    in-person.
    • he carried out the negotiations in person
    • a personal appearance is an appearance by a person in the flesh
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Neither fish nor flesh

  • (Fig.), neither one thing nor the other.
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Proud flesh

  • noun the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer
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  • (Med.), a fungous growth or excrescence of granulations resembling flesh, in a wound or ulcer.
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To be one flesh

  • to be closely united as in marriage; to become as one person. Gen. ii. 24.
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To walk after the flesh

  • (Script.), to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. Rom. viii. 1.
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To walk in the flesh

  • (Script.), to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. 2 Cor. x. 3.
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