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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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big boysPlural form of big boy.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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boys and girlsUsed to address an audience of children.Rate it:

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boys and their toysUsed to evoke the idea that adult men sometimes dote excessively on machines, automobiles, and gadgets in a childish manner.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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big as a barnVery big.Rate it:

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big blow-outElaborate celebration, special party, special dinner with lavish, luschious entrees.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big breakA breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big daddySomething or someone of importance.Rate it:

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big dealSomething very important, difficult, or of concern.Rate it:

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big dipperroller coasterRate it:

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big enchiladaA very important person, especially the highest-ranking individual in an organization.Rate it:

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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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big fatComplete, utter, total.Rate it:

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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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big girl's blouseAn effeminate or weak man, a sissy.Rate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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big guyUsed other than as an idiom: see big, guy.Rate it:

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big in japana phrase to describe Western celebrities that have been successful in JapanRate it:

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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big mouthThe mouth of someone who talks too much, especially by making exaggerated claims or by inappropriately revealing information.Rate it:

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big nameA widely-known reputation, especially one that is favorable.Rate it:

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big nameA prominent individual, especially one who is favorably regarded.Rate it:

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big ol'Alternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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big oldEmphatically or impressively big; really big.Rate it:

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big oleAlternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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big pictureThe main film in a double feature.Rate it:

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big pictureThe totality of a situation.Rate it:

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big shotA person with a reputation of importance or power.Rate it:

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big sleepDeath.Rate it:

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big spenderOne who frequently makes large purchases, especially of extravagant goods.Rate it:

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big talkStatements which are boastful or exaggerated.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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big tentA group, philosophy, or social or political movement that encompasses or seeks to attract a broad range of members or constituents.Rate it:

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big tentPertaining to, representing, or advocating such a group, philosophy, or movement.Rate it:

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big topcircus tentRate it:

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big upTo proclaim or exaggerate the importance of.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big wheelFerris wheel.Rate it:

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big yearUsed other than as an idiom: see big, year.Rate it:

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big-bonedUsed other than as an idiom: Having large bones.Rate it:

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