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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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not be able to get a word in edgewaysTo be unable to say a single word because of someone else's talkativeness.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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word for wordusing exactly the same words, verbatimRate it:

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word-for-wordUsing exactly the same words (as were originally used).Rate it:

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able seamanordinary sailorRate it:

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not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:

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get a word in edgewaysAlternative form of get a word in edgewise.Rate it:

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good as one's wordFaithful to a promise one has made.Rate it:

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as good as one's wordFaithful to a promise one has made.Rate it:

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bad wordA vulgar word.Rate it:

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breathe a wordto divulge a secret (usually used with a negative)Rate it:

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dirty wordA word that is considered vulgar, not necessarily sexual in nature.Rate it:

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dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:

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from the word goFrom the very beginning; from the outset; immediately upon starting.Rate it:

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hang on every wordTo be completely attentive to what another person is saying.Rate it:

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have a wordTo speak to someone in private, often with a negative implication.Rate it:

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have a word withTo talk or speak with.Rate it:

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have a word with oneselfTo think about one's attitudes or behaviour with a view to reform.Rate it:

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last wordA final decision, or the right to make such a decision.Rate it:

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last wordThe final statement uttered by a person before death.Rate it:

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last wordThe finest, highest, or ultimate representative of some class of objects.Rate it:

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loaded wordAny word, set phrase or idiom that has strong positive or negative connotations beyond their ordinary definition.Rate it:

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man of one's wordSomeone who sticks to their promisesRate it:

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mum's the wordThe accompanying facts are a secret, not to be divulged.Rate it:

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my word(dated, US, Canada) An expression of surprise.Rate it:

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my word(dated, US, Canada) Indeed.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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one's word is lawRequests or orders of (a person) should definitely be fulfilled.Rate it:

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send wordTo give notification; to inform, especially through a message.Rate it:

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spoken wordAn oral art form, usually consisting of performance poetry, although sometimes overlapping with storytelling or rap.Rate it:

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spoken wordUsed other than as an idiom: see spoken, word.Rate it:

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take somebody's word for itTo believe what somebody tells one.Rate it:

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unspoken wordA great and viable factor, a venerable background, solid financial condition. Long and successful business history.Rate it:

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word of mouthVerbal means of passing of information.Rate it:

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word on the streetThe rumour or news going around on the street.Rate it:

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word on the wireThe rumour or news going around on the Internet, in business, on the street, or in social circles.Rate it:

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word playUsed other than as an idiom: see word, play.Rate it:

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word playA technique in which the nature of the words used become part of the subject of the work, such as puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling character names.Rate it:

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word to the wiseA piece of advice.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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as all get-outExtremely; to a superlative degree; very much.Rate it:

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getOffspring.Rate it:

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get a handle onTo build or acquire a basic level of understanding or control.Rate it:

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get a lifeUsed sarcastically to tell someone who keeps meddling in other people's business, or gossiping about others, to stop obsessing over other people's lives and to concentrate on themselves and do something useful.Rate it:

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get byto passRate it:

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