Idiom: under the knife
— In Hollywood, it’s completely normal for women to go under the knife for cosmetic surgery after the age of 20.
— I’m so scared because my husband is going under the knife this afternoon and I don’t want anything to happen to him.
— Everyone says she went under the knife but it could just be Botox and good contouring makeup.
— I'd rather age gracefully, as they say, instead of going under the knife.
— Yes, my sister went under the knife but it was to correct a deviated septum not for cosmetic reasons.
— I delayed the procedure until I could go home to the Philippines—I couldn't afford to go under the knife in the USA.
— Don't worry! People go under the knife every day to treat this condition. You'll be fine!
— I'm sorry but any time you go under the knife there's the possibility of complications with anesthesia.
— He's decided to go under the knife one last time to repair torn ligaments but there are no guarantees he can return to professional basketball.
— My doctor recommends I go under the knife but I'm exploring alternatives including yoga and acupuncture which are often effective for back pain.
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