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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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blood in the waterAlternative spelling of Blood in the Water.Rate it:

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in your bloodingrained in or fundamental to your character, as if inheritedRate it:

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blood maryVodka and tomato juiceRate it:

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bad bloodAn inherited immoral or disturbed nature.Rate it:

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bad bloodA serious feud or grudge.Rate it:

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bad bloodFeelings of hostility or ill will.Rate it:

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blood and gutsgore; gruesome images.Rate it:

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blood moonThe moon as it appears during a total lunar eclipse.Rate it:

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get blood from a stoneTo do something difficult, frustrating, or pointless.Rate it:

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get blood out of a stoneTo do something difficult, frustrating, or pointless.Rate it:

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have someone's blood on one's headTo be responsible for someone's death, pain, or misfortune.Rate it:

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in cold bloodIn a ruthless and unfeeling manner; premeditated and deliberate.Rate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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one's blood is upOne is very angry.Rate it:

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one's blood runs coldOne experiences a visceral feeling of fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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out for bloodWith the intent of killing somebody (especially out of revenge).Rate it:

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smell bloodTo sense that one has an advantage over an adversary or rival.Rate it:

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too rich for one's bloodToo expensive or fancy to suit one's taste or preferences.Rate it:

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your blood's worth bottlingA form of praise or admiration.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blown out of the waterAn alibi, excuse, pleading, story, testimony misrepresentation.Rate it:

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body of waterUsed other than as an idiom: see body, of, water.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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carry water forTo perform menial tasks for; to serve; to assist.Rate it:

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come hell or high waterRegardless of the hardships.Rate it:

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dead in the waterNearly dead, doomed.Rate it:

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deep waterA difficult or embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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deep waterWaters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.Rate it:

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hell or high waterHighly adverse circumstances; acts of God.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo be patient; to control one's impulses.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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hold waterTo withstand scrutiny or criticism; to be valid.Rate it:

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hot waterUsed other than as an idiom: see hot, water.Rate it:

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hot watera dangerous situation; troubleRate it:

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hot waterfierce criticismRate it:

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in hot waterIn trouble; in the position of arousing somebody's anger or displeasure.Rate it:

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keep one's head above waterTo survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances.Rate it:

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like a duck takes to waterVery naturally; without effort.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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