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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.Rate it:

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by/in leaps and boundsvery quickly, in large amountsRate it:

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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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rain cats and dogsTo rain very heavily.Rate it:

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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.Rate it:

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hell and half of georgiaA very large region; everywhere.Rate it:

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safe and soundHaving come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.Rate it:

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wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.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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to and froTo go back and forth; to alternate.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all talk and no actionSpeaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing littleRate it:

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between scylla and charybdisSimilar in meaning to between a rock and a hard place.Rate it:

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at sixes and sevensIn a state of dispute or disagreement.Rate it:

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it is raining cats and dogsThe cats and dogs are the rainRate it:

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kicking and screamingWith extreme reluctance.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.Rate it:

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above and beyondMore than is expected or required.Rate it:

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above and beyond the call of dutyExtremely heroic, more heroic that what is expected.Rate it:

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again and againRepeatedly.Rate it:

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alive and kickingHealthy; vital; in good health, particularly in opposition to unfavorable circumstances.Rate it:

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all and someone and allRate it:

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all and sundryAll, everyone.Rate it:

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all and sundryEach one.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all dressed up and nowhere to goElaborately attired or otherwise fully prepared for an anticipated situation or activity which, nevertheless, fails to occur.Rate it:

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all eyes and earsTo be attentive.Rate it:

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all mouth and no trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all mouth and trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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all talk and no ciderAll talk and no results.Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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all well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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all's fair in love and warunpleasant behavior is acceptable during love and conflict.Rate it:

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