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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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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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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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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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cross my heart and hope to dieadded to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one saidRate it:

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