Gems of Wisdom: Stick your neck out

Tempo de leitura: menos de 1 minuto

Jack Scholes


A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out.

To stick your neck out
[To take risks.]

To be up to your neck in something
[To be very busy or to have too much of something.]

  • I’m up to my neck in work / debt / problems etc.

A pain (in the neck)
[A person or thing that is very annoying.]

  • Stop being such a pain!
  • This contract is a real pain in the neck!

Also very informally, you can say –

  • A pain in the ass or a pain in the butt (US)
  • A pain in the arse or a pain in the backside (UK)

Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Esse site utiliza o Akismet para reduzir spam. Aprenda como seus dados de comentários são processados.

3 Comentários
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Albérico Filho
Albérico Filho
14 anos atrás

Great! Thanks for the informations…