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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:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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what has been seen cannot be unseenRepulsive, disturbing, or horrific sights can never be erased from memory once they have been seen.Rate it:

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on its meritsConsidering only intrinsic good points and bad points, without prejudice or other considerations, such as procedural ones.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.Rate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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Its a Goner! {gawner}It is Ruined, broken, dead, destroyed, lost, stolen, smashed,Rate it:

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let nature take its courseTo permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offIn a frantic, disorganized manner.Rate it:

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put through its pacesTo test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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stand on its ownTo be independent of others.Rate it:

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sum of its partsA concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.Rate it:

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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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turn on its headTo completely change.Rate it:

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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate it:

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you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:

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you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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change horses in midstreamTo change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.Rate it:

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change of heartA change of one's opinion, belief or decision.Rate it:

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change of lifeMenopause.Rate it:

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change of tackA reversal of an opinion.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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change someone's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change the channelTo redirect someone's attention.Rate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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chump changeAn amount of remuneration, reward, or other monetary recompense considered to be insultingly small.Rate it:

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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.Rate it:

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for a changeAs a departure from the usual.Rate it:

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loose changeCoins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.Rate it:

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loose changeA sum of money considered small or insignificant.Rate it:

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never change a running systemDon't change something that is workingRate it:

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plus ça changeThe more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Rate it:

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plus ça changeAlthough the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:

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sea changeA profound transformation.Rate it:

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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.Rate it:

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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.Rate it:

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a cat in gloves catches no miceOne cannot get what one wants by being cautious, one must use aggression to get it.Rate it:

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boot upTo start a computer using its bootstrap procedure.Rate it:

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