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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:
a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:
a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.Rate it:
a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:
a into gAss into gear.Rate it:
a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepeven the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting pointRate it:
a la carteorder and payRate it:
a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:
a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.Rate it:
a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:
a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:
a lifeboata saving grace, a financial assist, assistance from an apparent unsolvable situation.Rate it:
a lifestyle overhaula complete revision of one's way of livingRate it:
a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:
a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:
a little from column A, a little from column BA combination of two factors or reasons.Rate it:
a lotA large amount.Rate it:
a lotMany things, much.Rate it:
a lotvery much; a great deal; to a large extent.Rate it:
a lotoften; frequentlyRate it:
a lot of malarkeyStatements, results, appearances which are unproven, present myriad shortfalls, do not appear within plausible parameters.Rate it:
a man is known by the company he keepsPeople are similar in character to their friends.Rate it:
a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:
a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:
a million timesby a factor of a millionRate it:
a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:
a needle in a haystackIt means when something is extremely difficult (or impossible) to find.Rate it:
a new broom sweeps cleanNew management will often make radical changes.Rate it:
a nod is as good as a winkThe hint, suggestion etc can be understood without further explaining.Rate it:
a notch aboveSuperior to; of a higher quality than.Rate it:
a number ofSeveral of.Rate it:
a page turnerA story, a book, an article of great interest can become a page turner.Rate it:
a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.Rate it:
a penny saved is a penny earnedA maxim for thrift that says that money not spent may be spent later, or may earn interest in the meantimeRate it:
a penny saved is a penny gaineda penny saved is a penny earnedRate it:
a pick-upA female whom frequents venues where males spend their spare time in billiards, drinking, lounging and where she seeks temporary companionship for ulterior motives.Rate it:
a picture is worth a thousand wordsAlternative form of a picture paints a thousand words.Rate it:
a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.Rate it:
a plain janeeasy-going, unobtrusive, soft spoken, communicative.Rate it:
a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:
a question ofThe important question is; the necessary question is.Rate it:
a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:
a real hotdoggerA Reference to an energetic, active or talented person.Rate it:
a real knock out!A very attractive woman. So deemed because her attractiveness is so stunning that it can (figuratively) knock you out.Rate it:
a riddle wrapped up in an enigmaSomething very mysterious and hidden.Rate it:
a rising tide lifts all boatsBenefits provided to a few may lead to conditions that are beneficial to all.Rate it:
a risk takerAny new venture replete with myriad unknown consequences can become costly in many areas.Rate it:
a Roland for an OliverEqual measure; measure for measure; adequate response.Rate it:
a rolling stone gathers no mossA person who never settles in one place will never be successful.A person who does not keep active will grow mouldy.Rate it:
a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.Rate it:

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