- to add details to or make more complete: She fleshed out her proposal considerably before presenting it to the committee for action.
- to gain weight: He realized to his dismay that he had fleshed out during the months of forced inactivity.
Idioms about flesh
Origin of flesh
OTHER WORDS FROM fleshflesh·less, adjective
Words nearby flesh
How to use flesh in a sentence
In certain species, a male anglerfish will latch onto his chosen female with a sexy bite, then release digestive enzymes to melt their flesh together.Egg yolk color doesn’t mean what you think it does|PopSci Staff|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
That predator’s active ocean cruising generates enough body heat to keep it toastier than surrounding seawater, an effort that burns through the equivalent of about six pounds of flesh a day.Could an ancient megashark still lurk in the deep seas?|By Riley Black|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Others might have thick, spongy flesh that can store water for long periods of time.Scientists Say: Desert|Bethany Brookshire|October 12, 2020|Science News For Students
You can register in the flesh at your state or local election office.It’s time to check your voter registration—here’s how|John Kennedy|September 10, 2020|Popular-Science
The collaboration will next flesh out the bounce itself — a more complex stage that requires novel interactions to push everything apart again.Big Bounce Simulations Challenge the Big Bang|Charlie Wood|August 4, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There was deep brown flesh, and bronze flesh, and pallid white flesh, and flesh turned red from the hot sun.
Flesh encircled him at the main pool of the Paradise Hotel and Residences at Boca.
It also contains some clunky passages of adultery, temptations of the flesh, and general sexual awkwardness.
His flesh is sagging a bit, but he is still trim and looks lean, sinewy and tough.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He carried around a hundred pounds too many most of his life, a great buffer of flesh between himself and the world.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is full of poetic feeling, and the flesh tints are unusually natural.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Such things happen to all flesh, from man even to beast, and upon sinners are sevenfold more.
Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.Uncanny Tales|Various
And as the fat taken away from the flesh, so was David chosen from among the children of Israel.
British Dictionary definitions for flesh
Word Origin for flesh
Other Idioms and Phrases with flesh
In addition to the idioms beginning with flesh
- flesh and blood
- flesh out
- go the way of all flesh
- in person (the flesh)
- make one's flesh creep
- neither fish nor fowl (flesh)
- pound of flesh
- press the flesh
- spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
- thorn in one's flesh