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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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one-trick ponyA performing animal that knows only one trick.
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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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put downTo administer euthanasia to, as an animal too old or ill to cure.
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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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yellow-belliedPertaining to an animal or reptile that has a yellow belly.
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