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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.Rate it:

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being thatsince or because.Rate it:

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come into beingTo form; to start to exist.Rate it:

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for the time beingTemporarily; until later.Rate it:

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a cat in gloves catches no miceOne cannot get what one wants by being cautious, one must use aggression to get it.Rate it:

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dead menThe ends of reefs left flapping instead of being tucked out of sight when a sail has been furled.Rate it:

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humble pieHumility, being humble.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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carry a torch for[2] To harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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fall apartTo break into pieces through being in a dilapidated state.Rate it:

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if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimentalRate it:

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jump aroundTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.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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stand from underTo escape something falling or being thrown from above.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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sneak offTo leave a place, or a meeting, without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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

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jump aboutTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.Rate it:

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keep outAfter being warned, he kept out.Rate it:

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pull oneself togetherTo become mentally focused after a period of being unfocused.Rate it:

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rest his soulUsed parenthetically to mark the referent as being deceased.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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naked apeA human being.Rate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.Rate it:

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almighty dollarThe dollar, satirically characterized as a being a god.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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any press is good pressBeing mentioned in the media is beneficial to the subject because it gets publicity.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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beat upTo cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.Rate it:

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blow awayTo be dispersed as a result of being blown.Rate it:

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boiling pointThe state of being heated, with high aggression.Rate it:

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break groundTo lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.Rate it:

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bridgeA valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.Rate it:

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bring a knife to a gunfightTo enter into a confrontation or other challenging situation without being adequately equipped or prepared.Rate it:

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Buckley's and noneA supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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bundle of energyThe energy associated with being lively, continually active, or industrious.Rate it:

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catch-as-catch-canA. 1681, John Fryer, Richard Chiswell, Robert Roberts, Robert White, A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters, Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.Rate it:

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chopped liverA person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.Rate it:

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claim to fameThat for which one has bragging rights; one's reason for being well-known or famous.Rate it:

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cock pilotSomeone that is very preoccupied with penises and being sexually penetrated, particularly a gay male bottomRate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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