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battle cryBy extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.Rate it:

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battle crySomething the troops yell out when going to war or battle.Rate it:

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battle outTo argue or fight over and reach a conclusion; to air out one's grievances.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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pitched battleA hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.Rate it:

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pitched battleAn intense, rancorous argument or confrontation.Rate it:

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Richard of York gave battle in vainA mnemonic phrase to help remember the order of the seven colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.Rate it:

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uphill battledifficult struggleRate it:

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uphill battleA challenge with the odds of success stacked strongly against.Rate it:

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win the battle, but lose the warTo achieve a portion of a goal, but fail to achieve the entire goal.Rate it:

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cry crocodile tearsBecome extremely emotional, heavily teared, moved.Rate it:

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cry outTo shout in a loud voice, due to pain, or fear, or unhappiness.Rate it:

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cry out againstTo complain strongly, usually as a group.Rate it:

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cry out forTo say that a situation needs a thing, or a solution urgently.Rate it:

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cry offTo cancel something that one has previously arranged with someone.Rate it:

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cry like a little girlTo bawl unabashedly and pitifully.Rate it:

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cry all the way to the bankTo be happy due to the receipt of money, although expressing sorrow about the cause of such receipt.Rate it:

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cry downto cry until it is tired.Rate it:

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cry downTo decryRate it:

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cry for helpActing out as a means of displaying a subconscious desire for attention or help.Rate it:

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cry for helpIn her second year at the school Alexis stopped doing her homework and would often scribble on walls. Her teachers wondered whether this was a cry for help, or if she was simply misbehaving.Rate it:

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cry foulTo protest about something which appears to be unjust.Rate it:

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cry in one's beerTo feel sorry for oneself; to feel sadness or regret, especially in combination with self-pity.Rate it:

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cry like a baby(of an adult or older child) To bawl unabashedly and pitifully.Rate it:

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cry me a riverAn admonishment, reminder, chiding, demand or ejaculation addressed to an individual whom evinces sadness. seemingly suffers disappointment, disillusionment, distress, and renders a general resentment toward the people in this world with a constant flow of tears.Rate it:

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cry one's eyes outTo moan.Rate it:

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cry one's eyes outTo weep for an elongated time, or in an excessive manner.Rate it:

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cry over spilled milkBecome needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo weep profusely or excessively in the presence of another person.Rate it:

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cry the bluesTo complain, especially in order to obtain sympathy for one's own purportedly sad situation.Rate it:

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cry the bluesTo sing in the style of blues music.Rate it:

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cry uncleTo beg for mercy; to give up; to ask to stop (something painful or unbearable).Rate it:

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cry upTo extol, praise.Rate it:

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cry wolfTo raise a false alarm; to constantly warn others about an imagined threat, thereby failing to get assistance when a real threat appears.Rate it:

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don't cry over spilled milkAlternative spelling of don't cry over spilt milk.Rate it:

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don't cry over spilt milkIt is no use worrying about unfortunate events which have already happened and which cannot be changed.Rate it:

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far crySomething very dissimilar or different.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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make baby Jesus cryTo provoke a negative reaction due to being offensive, unpleasant, immoral, etc.Rate it:

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more cry than woolAsserted but not grounded in reality.Rate it:

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shoulder to cry onSomeone offering emotional support to another in distress.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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all aboardA cry to passengers to board a train or boat that is soon to depart.Rate it:

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attaboyA cry of "attaboy"; an accolade.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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blow me downA cry of surpriseRate it:

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