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only the tip of the icebergTip of the iceberg speaks to the relative size of an Atlantic iceberg as the exposed tip above the seas' surface is only one eighth of the actual vertical size of the entire mass. Seven eighths of the ice is below the sea level.Rate it:

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tip of the icebergOcean Scientists assert in reference to an 'iceberg': The {tip} exposed portion, visible above the sea, is only one eighth of the actual size of this awesome natural phenomenon found in the polar seas of our planet Earth.Rate it:

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tip of the icebergOnly the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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tip offTo alert or inform someone.Rate it:

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felt tip penwriting implementRate it:

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on the tip of one's tongueKnown but not quite remembered.Rate it:

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tip of the hatA gesture of acknowledgement; often, an expression of gratitude.Rate it:

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tip offinformationRate it:

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tip one's handIn card playing, to accidentally reveal one's cards or hand.Rate it:

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tip one's handTo inadvertently reveal any secret, particularly a secret that puts one at an advantage or disadvantage.Rate it:

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tip one's hatTo acknowledge or show respect; to honor.Rate it:

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tip one's hatTo briefly remove or tap one's hat as a gesture of greeting, deference, or respect.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo change the fortunes, either positively or negatively.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo weigh (have a certain weight).Rate it:

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tip the scalesTo turn to one side a balanced situation.Rate it:

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tip-offAn obvious clue or indication.Rate it:

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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate it:

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knock overTo bump or strike something in such a way as to tip it.Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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look at the winter trees, cold-hearted; cruel; apathetically ignorant.The 'winter trees' are my family, and they are exactly as I have described.Rate it:

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rubbish dumptipRate it:

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stub outTo extinguish (a cigar, cigarette) by crushing the tip.Rate it:

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thumb one's noseTo place a thumb upon the tip of the nose, usually while simultaneous wiggling one's fingers, in a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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