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a friend in need is a friend indeedA true friend is one who helps you when you are in need.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need itWhen you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need it.When you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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if need beIf necessary; if there is a need.Rate it:

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need yesterdayTo need something immediately or urgently; to need something that is already late.Rate it:

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you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blowsYou don't need an expert to tell you what you already know.Rate it:

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childhood friendUsed other than as an idiom: see childhood, friend. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)Rate it:

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diamonds are a girl's best friendA statement that suggests, while love is a luxury, material wealth (particularly jewellery) is more valuable in the long run.Rate it:

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fair weather friendOnly when it is advantageous or easy.Rate it:

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fair-weather friendOne who is friendly, helpful, or available only when it is advantageous or convenient to be so.Rate it:

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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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friend of Bill W.A recovering alcoholic, especially one who is a member of the organization Alcoholics Anonymous.Rate it:

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friend with benefitsA friend with whom one has such a relationship.Rate it:

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friend with benefitsA friendship with no reserves when it comes to the release of shared sexual tension thus leading to sexual fraternization.Rate it:

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my enemy's enemy is my friendAlternative form of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.Rate it:

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the enemy of my enemy is my friendAlthough I dislike and/or disagree with you, for the time being we should work together against a common threat.Rate it:

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necessity is the mother of inventionA person who is in great need of something will find a way to get it.Rate it:

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no harm, no foulEncapsulation of the idea that although technically a breach of some code or law may have occurred there is no need for punishment, apology or retribution if no actual damage occurred.Rate it:

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rainy dayA difficult period of need, when things do not go right.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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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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if needs beIf need be; if there is a need.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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deliver the message to garciaWhat we need is people who get the job done, no matter how. We don't want pickers who'll only learn if we use their preferred learning method. Have you read "A Message to Garcia" ? That's what we need today - young people who can deliver the message to Garcia.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.Rate it:

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blowtorch a marshmallow cakeTo vilify a benefactor, ridicule the boss, scorn a well-to-do friend in public.Rate it:

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bluda mate, a friendRate it:

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bottoming the houseThe process by where someone cleans their house 'from top to bottom'. It is a very thorough clean indeed, even more so than 'spring cleaning'.Rate it:

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buy cheap, buy twiceBuying a cheap but inferior product is a false economy since it will need replacement.Rate it:

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deliver the message to garciaProgrammers are consistently dehumanized because so many do indeed deliver the message to Garcia only to be at best ignored.Rate it:

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dry powdercash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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fill the billTo satisfy a need; to serve a purpose; to fulfill specified requirements.Rate it:

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first annualThe second occurrence of an annual event, that is, the first occurrence that is indeed annual.Rate it:

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fit the billTo satisfy a need; to serve a purpose; to fulfill specified requirements.Rate it:

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frog in one's throatHoarseness or the need to cough.Rate it:

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god works in mysterious waysExpressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.Expressing that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.Person A: It seems that I'm about to be fired from my job.Person B: Well, God works in mysterious ways - maybe it'll be the kick you need to apply to university...Rate it:

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good eggA good person, someone to be trusted; a friend.Rate it:

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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.Rate it:

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good wine needs no bushSomething good does not need to be advertisedRate it:

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had betterShould; ought to; need to.Rate it:

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haert droppedRichard Dana's heart dropped upon learning of the tragic loss of his friend Miramar!Rate it:

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hang out to dryTo abandon someone who is in need or in danger.Rate it:

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have a frog in one's throatTo feel the need to cough; to have a tickle in one's throat; to have a scratchy or uneven voice.Rate it:

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in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.Rate it:

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just in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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keep up with the jonesesTo do or buy things for status, show, or image rather than out of need, especially for the purpose of competing with friends or neighbors.Rate it:

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