Flesh and blood - Your flesh and blood are your blood relatives, especially your immediate family.
In the flesh - If you meet or see someone in the flesh you actually meet or see them, rather than seeing them on TV or in other media.
Make your flesh crawl - If something makes your flesh crawl, it really scares or revolts you. ('Make your flesh creep' is an alternative. 'Make your skin crawl' is also used.)
Pound of flesh - If someone wants their pound of flesh, the force someone to pay or give back something owed, even though they don't need it and it will cause the other person a lot of difficulty.
Press the flesh - When people, especially politicians, press the flesh, they meet members of the public and shake their hands, usually when trying to get support.
Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak - If the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, someone lacks the willpower to change things they do because they derive too much pleasure from them.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. flesch, flesc, AS. flǣsc,; akin to OFries. flāsk, D. vleesch, OS. flēsk, OHG. fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk, lard, bacon, pork, Sw. fläsk,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flǽsc; cog. forms in all Teut. languages; Ger. fleisch, &c.
Its skin is of little value to them, and they consider its flesh but indifferent eating.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
This being is compound, having a fleshly and a spiritual side.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Those in which no flesh-meat is issued to the messes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Clean the flesh away from this and then devote the attention to the before-named oval-shaped piece of flesh.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
He looked now; the flesh was already cut through and no cry had escaped the child.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Better a mouse in the pat than nae flesh.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Her bright girlish visions had wrapped themselves in a garment of flesh.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
And was the veil of Christ's holy flesh rent that the veil of our sinful flesh might be spared?
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
Kinsman's flesh or stranger's flesh must be all one to the fangs of the vermin swarming in the Crioceris' belly.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
In this small ring of flesh;
The sky's gold-knotted mesh
Did only twist
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
Whatever he smelled was good:
The fruit and flesh smells mixed.
There beside him she stood,—
And he, perplexed;
"Pickle Belt" by Theodore Roethke
Nor holy bread, nor blood of grape,
The lineaments restore
Of Him we know in outward shape
And in the flesh no more.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
By faith I trust a pardon free
Which puzzles flesh and blood;
To think that God can justify,
Where yet he sees no good.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
In God most holy, just, and true,
I have reposed my trust;
Nor will I fear what flesh can do,
The offspring of the dust.
"Psalm 56" by Isaac Watts
Spirit is willing to repeat
Without a qualm the same old talk,
But Flesh is homesick for our snug
Apartment in New York.
"On the Circuit" by W H Auden
The stringy flesh of spaghetti squash looks and tastes like spaghetti, especially when roasted and garnished with Parmesan cheese.
Scraping the cooked flesh from the inside of the squash results in a spaghetti-like or vermicelli-like appearance.
The little known citrus is seedless, less bitter than grapefruit and has dense flesh.
ISTOCK Oro Blanco, a cross between a grapefruit and a pomelo, has a thick rind but oh-so-sweet-and-juicy flesh.
'Flesh Eaters' by Joe McKinney.
The hospital has since said it treated three patients with serious Strep infections, including two with flesh-eating bacteria.
Sunchokes are knobby and misshapen, with a papery skin and flesh the texture of a radish when eaten raw, and creamy like a potato when cooked.
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh, the second of three planned volumes of Sontag's journals edited by her son, David Rieff, will be published April 10 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
It is this reduction of human beings to numbers, pesky weak flesh in the way of the profit, that is Sweatshop 's frightening strength.
John McCain pressed the flesh at a Memorial Day event in Prescott, Ariz. Sunday before opening up a new campaign office in that town while the man who wants to take his seat was in Washington, DC, to debate immigration policy.
The commission is considering a performance standard that would require the adoption of "flesh detecting technology" in new table saw s.
In Brooklyn, a Boschscape of Vows, Song and Flesh.
MAJOR PACKER HIDES, CURED & FLESHED.
A quick, not so 'flesh'-ed out review from our local theater critic .
Putting Literary Flesh on Biblical Bones.
We have always thought about our electronic journals as databases of digital articles, from which we can publish and syndicate articles one at a time, and we must now put flesh on those bones by developing practices that are consistent with the realities of article at a time publication online.
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
Balloon challenge, the Human Flesh Search engine and FoldIt.
The “Flesh” contains the parallel domain decomposition software, I/O, and various utilities. 2. A consistency test suite library to make sure that new thorns will not conﬂict with other parts of the code. 3.
Three Dimensional Numerical General Relativistic Hydrodynamics I: Formulations, Methods, and Code Tests