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best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:

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worst of both worldsA solution or scenario which combines the disadvantages of two opposed prior solutions, often having been intended to combine their benefits instead.Rate it:

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worlds apartVastly different.Rate it:

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bat for both sidesTo be a batter for both teams in an amateur baseball game.Rate it:

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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.Rate it:

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cut both waysTo have both benefits and drawbacks.Rate it:

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have it both waysTo have two things which are mutually incompatible.Rate it:

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play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:

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swing both waysTo be bisexualRate it:

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with both handsWillingly; readily.Rate it:

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with both handsUsed other than as an idiom: see with, both, hands.Rate it:

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hunger is the best spiceWhen one is hungry, anything will taste good.Rate it:

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revenge is a dish best served coldAn expression that emotional detachment is ideal when taking revenge, as one is righting the wrongs that have been done to the doer.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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at bestIn the most favorable of conditions; at the most.Rate it:

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at the best of timesAt most.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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best betThe best proposal or plan.Rate it:

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best laid plansA proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:

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best of the bunchThe best or most preferred person or item within a group.Rate it:

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best regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letter.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:

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diamonds are a girl's best friendA statement that suggests, while love is a luxury, material wealth (particularly jewellery) is more valuable in the long run.Rate it:

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experience is the best teacherLessons learned from experience are the most lasting.Rate it:

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give it one's best shotTo make one's best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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honesty is the best policyHonesty is the most honorable and fulfilling way to live one's life.Rate it:

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hunger is the best sauceBeing hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.Rate it:

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laughter is the best medicineIt is healthy to laugh.Rate it:

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level bestThe very best that one can do.Rate it:

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put one's best foot forwardTo show oneself in the best or most positive way possible; to make a favorable impression.Rate it:

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six of the bestSix strokes with a cane, a traditional school punishment.Rate it:

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Sunday bestA person's finest clothing, especially the clothes one reserves to wear to church on Sunday.Rate it:

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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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hurler on the ditchAn opinionated person who offers (unsolicited and often unwanted) advice on the best way to handle a situation.Rate it:

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what's done is doneEvents that have already taken place cannot be changed and actions that have already been committed cannot be undone, so it is best not to dwell on them.Rate it:

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crème de la crèmeBest of the best; something that's superlative. The very best.Rate it:

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desperate times call for desperate measuresIn adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.Rate it:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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sell ice to eskimosTo persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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as far as one knowsTo the best of one's knowledge.Rate it:

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be the way to goRepresent the best of all possible options or courses of action; pre-eminate over all other choices or alternatives.Rate it:

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box the compassTo know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise.Rate it:

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