Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Heel"

The meaning of "Heel" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does matching heels mean?

“the woman standing beside her desk in a plum-colored suit and matching heels

Does this mean that heels were the same plum color as a suit? mean?
A: Yes, it means the heels are the same color as the suit!
Q: What does are hot on its heels mean?
A: It means where you're chasing something or someone and you are close to catching them.
Q: What does taking my high heels off mean?
A: It can mean relaxing or actually taking her shoes off.
High heels are a type of women's shoe. They are called that because the heal of the foot is higher than the toes.
Q: What does The heels of the proverbial loaf mean?
A: "Heels" means the very end of the loaf, and "proverbial" means it's not literal, but a metaphor. So I think this means "what is leftover" or "not the good stuff."
Q: What does "back in his heels" in 791 mean?
A: It means they are defensive, ready to get struck, and bracing for it. I think it originates from boxing.

Example sentences using "Heel"

Q: Please show me example sentences with "follow (hard) on the heels"
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A: Hard on the heels is not used much anymore.

1- Now, all this comes on the heels of what was the deadliest attack here since the they ended their push, their offensive near the coast.
2- There it follows hard on the heels of introductions to the academic essay and the personal essay.
3- Disaster follows on the heels of calamity for the northernmost part of North America.
4- The move follows hard on the heels of an acquisition which has seen business gains in the west of Scotland.
5- Numbness came a bit too late in the game for me, right on the heels of anger.
6- It comes on the heels of a successful November launch of a new round of global trade talks.
7- The call comes on the heels of the Council finally making a decision to award its Dog kennelling contract after two years of debate.
8- Crossing the coastal plain on the heels of the main herd was a bit like walking through a barnyard.
9- I find that the coverage of recent events comes on the heels of the May ratings sweeps.
10- Indeed, this exhibition falls fast on the heels of Victoria Crowe's paintings celebrating the life of a Scottish shepherdess.
11- First came surfboards, and right on the heels of that came surf trunks and wetsuits.
12- Hot on the heels of the National Galleries of Scotland's blockbusting Monet show comes another Impressionist.
13- The youngest was only 4, but his stirrups are cinched up to accommodate his little legs and there are spurs on the heels of his boots.
14- It gets even tougher when an economic downturn follows hard on the heels of an economic upswing.
15- It is the year the Great Depression was ushered in on the heels of the 1929 stock market crash.
16- Toronto has passed a pesticide ban, hot on the heels of more progressive burgs.
This comes on the heels of a very successful state visit that President Hu Jintao just recently paid to France.
17-These excellent results are following hard on the heels of an impressive Oftsed report.
18- Close on the heels of the costliest ad ever made in India here comes an encore from the Siyaram stable.
19- From the States came rhythm and blues, hot on the heels of swing and jazz which had arrived some years earlier.
Q: Please show me example sentences with 1. dug your heels in 2. to cool your heels 3. kick up your heels .
A: Thank you very much for your trouble (*^o^*)
Q: Please show me example sentences with over the heels.
A: Do you mean "head over heels"?
"I am head over heels in love with her and I want to marry her."
"Tom is head over heels for his new sports car."
Q: Please show me example sentences with hot on the heel of .
A: There was a software upgrade hot on the heels of the new product launch.

"hot on the heels of"

Synonyms of "Heel" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between high heels and stilettos ?
A: high heels go up to 4 in. Stilettos go up to 6 inches
Q: What is the difference between high heels and pumps ?
A:
High heels is any shoe with a heel. (Used more for strappy heels)

Pumps are shoes that are mostly closed toe or peep-toed. (Covers most of the feet)

High heels is a general term for women shoes that has a heel. (Pumps is a specific word of what type of high heel)

Q: What is the difference between heel and very ?
A: I'm not sure what you're asking, but you can listen to the pronunciation of "heel" and "very" on the Oxford Learner's Dictionary, and you can read the meanings.

heel
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/heel_1?q=heel
very
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/very_1?q=very
Q: What is the difference between heel and tip and end ?
A: Tip can mean: A helpful hint, extra money for good service, or the top/edge of something.
end: stop

Translations of "Heel"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what the heel
A: heel or hell?
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 靴のかかとがすりへる( it's down at heel?)
A: You can say...

My heels are worn down, so I need to get them repaired.
My soles are worn down, so I need to get them repaired.
My shoes are worn down, so I need to get them repaired.

"worn out" usually means they are beyond repair.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? high heels 🤔
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Heel"

Q: I need to break these high heels in before I see him next week. I had an experience that I got a blister when I went on a date with him and it made me so cringe. does this sound natural?
A: Break in something is totally natural. I’m from Los Angeles and we use it all the time in my school. Like we need to break in the motor before we go on a long trip. I need to break in these running shoes so they don’t feel so stiff. This leather jacket needs to be broken in so it doesn’t feel so awkward. It’s totally natural to use the way you use it
Q: I fell in my heels. does this sound natural?
A: Then that’s how to say it 🙂✌️
Q: I'm always in heels when I go to work, so often it's painful not be able to get to sit on a train. does this sound natural?
A: a train → the train 〇
to get to sit → to get a seat / to sit down (sounds more natural)
Q: sitting down on one's heels does this sound natural?
A: "Sitting on one's heels" would be more natural.

The word "down" in the phrase "sitting down" is usually left out if you say where the person is sitting. "He is sitting down." becomes "He is sitting on a chair."
Q: These heels are tormenting me. does this sound natural?
A: Although it makes sense, it wouldn't be said in day to day speech. Some more natural examples:

'These heels are so painful.'
'These heels are killing me.'

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