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Idioms for neck
- to suffer punishment or loss: The trend is to consolidation and small businesses are getting it in the neck.
- to be rejected or dismissed: The employees got it in the neck when the company moved overseas.
- to be sharply reprimanded or scolded.
- to win by a small amount or narrow margin.
- Racing. to be first by a head and neck; finish closely.
Origin of neck
OTHER WORDS FROM necknecker, nounneckless, adjectivenecklike, adjective
Words nearby neck
Example sentences from the Web for neck
There are numerous ways in which a poorly adjusted chair can do damage to your body, from causing poor circulation to straining your neck.
When you hit the couch and turn on the television after a long day of work, the last thing you want is to crane and cramp your neck attempting to get a clear and comfortable view.
In the ’70s or ’80s, you’d have a cross or Star of David around your neck.Peloton makes toning your glutes feel spiritual. But should Jesus be part of the experience?|Michelle Boorstein|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
The snake then stretches its neck up and repeats the process.Newfound technique allows some tree snakes to climb wide trees|Maria Temming|February 1, 2021|Science News For Students
Feed one a photo of a man cropped right below his neck, and 43% of the time, it will autocomplete him wearing a suit.An AI saw a cropped photo of AOC. It autocompleted her wearing a bikini.|Karen Hao|January 29, 2021|MIT Technology Review
But his fingers moved through her silky strands of hair, and then down her neck.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I received many bruises on my collarbones, neck, chest, and shoulders.
Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo then sought to bring the hulking Garner down by yoking him around the neck.
The 21-year-old was shot three times—twice in the back and once in the back of his neck.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back|Justin Glawe|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
About her neck was hung a covered basket and a door-key; and Davy at once concluded that she was Sindbad's house-keeper.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
The governor attacked him, and on the way down stabbed him in the neck, with such force that he tripped and fell down.
British Dictionary definitions for neck
- save one's neck to escape from a difficult or dangerous situation
- save someone's neck to help someone else escape from such a situation
Derived forms of necknecker, noun
Word Origin for neck
Medical definitions for neck
Idioms and Phrases with neck
In addition to the idioms beginning with neck
- neck and neck
- neck of the woods
- albatross around one's neck
- break one's back (neck)
- breathe down someone's neck
- dead from the neck up
- millstone around one's neck
- pain in the neck
- risk life and limb (one's neck)
- save someone's bacon (neck)
- stick one's neck out
- up to one's ears (neck)