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party animalA person known for frequent, enthusiastic attendance at parties, especially one whose partying behavior is exuberant or excessive.
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don't shit where you eat(idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.2006 Sept. 19, Michael Musto, "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
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mad with angerbecome angry like an animal
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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.
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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.
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knock outTo exhaust a personal or animal.
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sneak up onTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.
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abuse of distressa wrongful using of an animal or chattel distrained, by the distrainer
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bare one's teethOf an animal, to show one's teeth as a sign of aggression.
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bed downTo put an animal to rest for the night.
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blue-eyedOf a person or animal, having blue eyes.
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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.
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calling cardExcrement, especially of a domestic animal.
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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.
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disagree withTo cause (a person or animal) to feel sick.
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giant pandachinese animal
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granaryA storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed.
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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.
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in touchIn contact, or in communication.
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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.
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jungle telegraphA gossip network; an informal communication system within a group or organization.
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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.
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junkyard dogAn animal or person with an especially nasty and combative demeanor.
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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goaded
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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 premieres
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make hayTo cut grass to turn into hay for animal feed.
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mixed messageAny communication that is contradictory, inconsistent, or unclear, especially in its motive or intent.
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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.
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off the gridIn or into a clandestine or isolated situation or place, especially one in which public communication is curtailed.
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one-trick ponyA performing animal that knows only one trick.
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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.
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out of house and homeHelping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home, The Progressive Animal Welfare Society.
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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 communication
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poop factoryAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.
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poop machineAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.
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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.
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put downTo administer euthanasia to, as an animal too old or ill to cure.
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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.
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put out of one's miseryTo submit (a person or animal) to euthanasia.
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rickle o' banesAn emaciated person or animal.
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saddleA seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animal
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saddleAn item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animal
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saddleTo put a saddle on an animal.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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yellow-belliedPertaining to an animal or reptile that has a yellow belly.
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