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

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go to potTo come to a bad end.Rate it:

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go to potTo decline or deteriorate.Rate it:

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melting potCome together and are homogenized.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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shit or get off the potTo choose between taking action now, or foregoing the opportunity until a later date.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo increase a wager.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo make something more desirable.Rate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat around the bush.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!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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go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.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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