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This paper examines the interaction among the body, cognition, and language by investigating the compounds and idiomatic phrases involving human body and the frequency of the body part terms in corpus. Major findings of the investigation include that among the four perceptual organs EYE shows the highest level of frequency both in terms of corpus tokens or of diversity in the formation of idiomatic phrases, suggesting the relative importance of the visual perception. In terms of their reference to cognitive activities, EYE shows unparalleled supremacy as well: it refers to various functions of human mental faculty and emotions, such as acuity, memory, intellect, awareness, attitude, preference, etc., all traceable to the visual perception in human experience. On the other hand, EAR is associated with intention, motivation, propensity, etc. often derivable from its auditory perception. However, MOUTH is more closely related to its speaking function, rather than gustatory function, such as reticence and verbosity. NOSE, on the other hand, is associated with pride and vivacity, which do not seem to be directly derivable from its bodily function but more relevant to postural configuration. This paper presents an analysis of how such differences are motivated across categories, and how such expressions are increasingly unitized either through compounding or idiomatizing, in the process of which new cognitive meanings are acquired through such mechanisms as metaphor or other cognitive strategies.