verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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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 neckneck·er, nounneck·less, adjectiveneck·like, adjective
Words nearby neck
Example sentences from the Web for neckless
In a community of waist less, neckless women she was as slender as a young tree, and held her head like a swan.The Huntress|Hulbert Footner
The Hoobat moved, rearing up on the tips of its six legs, its neckless head slowly revolving on its puffy shoulders.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
Taller than Hume, but hunched forward in its neckless outline, the thing was a monster.Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
British Dictionary definitions for neckless
- 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 neckless
Idioms and Phrases with neckless
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)