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party animalA person known for frequent, enthusiastic attendance at parties, especially one whose partying behavior is exuberant or excessive.Rate it:

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mad with angerbecome angry like an animalRate it:

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muck outTo clean the excrement and other rubbish from the area where an animal is kept, such as a horse stable or a dog kennel.Rate it:

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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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knock outTo exhaust a personal or animal.Rate it:

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sneak up onTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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abuse of distressa wrongful using of an animal or chattel distrained, by the distrainerRate it:

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bare one's teethOf an animal, to show one's teeth as a sign of aggression.Rate it:

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bed downTo put an animal to rest for the night.Rate it:

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blue-eyedOf a person or animal, having blue eyes.Rate it:

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bush telegraphA system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word-of-mouth relay, or smoke signals.Rate it:

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calling cardExcrement, especially of a domestic animal.Rate it:

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chestnutA round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human.Rate it:

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crack-upOne can 'crack-up' emotionally with laughter or tears as a result of an observation, a joke, a story, a scene, a sequence in a movie, opera, stage play or animal, baby or children;s antics:Rate it:

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disagree withTo cause (a person or animal) to feel sick.Rate it:

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giant pandachinese animalRate it:

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granaryA storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed.Rate it:

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his back is upHe is offended or angry; an expression or idea taken from a cat; that animal, when angry, always raising its back. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man.Rate it:

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in touchIn contact, or in communication.Rate it:

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iron curtainA barrier made of iron in the theatre, lowered between the stage and the auditorium for safety or to prevent communication.Rate it:

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jungle telegraphA gossip network; an informal communication system within a group or organization.Rate it:

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jungle telegraphA system used by primitive cultures in remote tropical regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds or a relay of runners.Rate it:

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junkyard dogAn animal or person with an especially nasty and combative demeanor.Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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make hayTo cut grass to turn into hay for animal feed.Rate it:

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mixed messageAny communication that is contradictory, inconsistent, or unclear, especially in its motive or intent.Rate it:

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off the gridNot connected to a publicly available communication system, such as the world-wide web or a mobile telephone network.Rate it:

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off the gridIn or into a clandestine or isolated situation or place, especially one in which public communication is curtailed.Rate it:

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one-trick ponyA performing animal that knows only one trick.Rate it:

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open seasonA period of time during the calendar year when authorities within a jurisdiction permit the unrestricted hunting of one or more kinds of animal wildlife.Rate it:

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out of house and homeHelping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home, The Progressive Animal Welfare Society.Rate it:

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phone it into choose to deliver a message by telephone when etiquette demands the effort and respect conveyed by in person communicationRate it:

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poop factoryAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.Rate it:

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poop machineAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.Rate it:

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private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.Rate it:

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put downTo administer euthanasia to, as an animal too old or ill to cure.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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put out of one's miseryTo submit (a person or animal) to euthanasia.Rate it:

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rickle o' banesAn emaciated person or animal.Rate it:

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saddleA seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animalRate it:

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saddleAn item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animalRate it:

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saddleTo put a saddle on an animal.Rate it:

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short and sweetA direct and brief communication.Rate it:

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smell the barnTo experience heightened anticipation or to act with renewed speed or energy as one approaches a destination, goal, or other desired outcome, like a livestock animal at day's end returning to its barn.Rate it:

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smoke signalA method of long-distance communication sometimes used in ancient and undeveloped societies, consisting of messages conveyed by means of columns or intermittent puffs of smoke.Rate it:

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snuggle bunnyA romantic partner, child, pet, stuffed animal, etc. which is an object of affection and which provides comfort through physical contact.Rate it:

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yellow-belliedPertaining to an animal or reptile that has a yellow belly.Rate it:

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