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a watched kettle never boilsAlternative form of a watched pot never boils.Rate it:

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a watched pot never boilsA process appears to go more slowly if one waits for it rather than engaging in other activities.Rate it:

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kettle of fishA situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.Rate it:

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kettle of fishAn awkward situation; a predicament.Rate it:

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pot calling the kettle blackA situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.Rate it:

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storm in a tea-kettleA big fuss made in a small context.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate it:

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never in a million yearsAbsolutely not.Rate it:

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never leave anybody outNever forget a person dead or aliveRate it:

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once you go black, you never go backAn expression assuming that once a person of another race gets in a sexual relationship with a black person they won't return to their own race.Rate it:

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nearly never bulled a cow(Irish) Near enough is not good enough.Rate it:

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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:

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apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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barking dogs never biteAlternative form of barking dogs seldom bite.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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I never didAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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it's never too late to mendYouRate it:

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lightning never strikes twice in the same placeA lucky or unusual event is unlikely to occur again in the same way.Rate it:

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misfortunes never come singlybad things or situations always come in groups, they never come in a single way.Rate it:

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never breathed a wordKeep secrets, never give away any sense of the situation.Rate it:

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

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never in a month of sundaysAt no time whatsoever.Rate it:

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never in a month of sundaysNever in a month of Sundays would I have imagined that you'd be this tall in real life!.Rate it:

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never mindDo not be concerned.Rate it:

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never mindI withdraw my previous statement.Rate it:

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never mindIt is not important; do not fret.Rate it:

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never you mindDo not concern yourself with it; it is none of your business.Rate it:

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now or neverat this opportunity, or never at allRate it:

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one never knowsa realistic, reflective statement relative to LIFE and LivingRate it:

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the doc says im going blind but i could never see anywayLess hurtRate it:

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war... war never changesFrom the video game series FalloutRate it:

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well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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you never know what you've got till it's goneGood friends and acquaintances shouldn't be taken for granted.Rate it:

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you'll never guessI have something very surprising to say; you won't be able to guess what I'm about to say.Rate it:

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you're never too old to learnIt is possible to learn new things, at any age; (implying) follow your desires and dreamsRate it:

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a cold day in hellAn event that will never happen.Rate it:

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on boardEven when I am on board the plane, I can never feel secure that my luggage is, too.Rate it:

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virgin territoryLand that has never been explored or developed.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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when two sundays come together"When two Sundays come together/ meet" is used to talk about a situation that never occurs as two Sundays can never meet.Rate it:

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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:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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under no circumstancesnever ever, not for any reasonRate it:

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a Tinkers DamnDemeaning Words in Deprecating Ejaculation, to wit; "He'll Never Amount To A 'Tinker's Damn!"Rate it:

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