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brown bagA short presentation or seminar on a given subject, especially one given at lunchtime.Rate it:

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brown breadBread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread.Rate it:

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brown noserOne who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.Rate it:

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brown powerThe production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.Rate it:

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brown studyA melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.Rate it:

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brown thumbLack of skill at growing plants; something possessed by a poor gardener.Rate it:

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brown-noserAlternative spelling of brown noser. (one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.)Rate it:

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way out of a paper bagA minimal level of competence or effectiveness, as used in phrases where one is unable to perform such.Rate it:

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air bagcar's safety deviceRate it:

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bag and baggageAll one's possessions.Rate it:

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bag of bonesA skinny, malnourished person.Rate it:

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bag of rationsA fussy or overly zealous military superior.Rate it:

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bag of shellsUsed other than as an idiom: see bag, shell.Rate it:

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bag of shellsA trifle.Rate it:

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bag of tricksA set of skills, techniques, items of information, or other resources used to help achieve professional or personal goals.Rate it:

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bag of tricksA collection of items, especially as constituting a very complete set of such items.Rate it:

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bag of windA windbag.Rate it:

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douche bagA bag for holding the water or fluid used in vaginal douching.Rate it:

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douche bagA worthless person.Rate it:

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douche bagAn annoying person; someone blatantly inconsiderate of others.Rate it:

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dumb as a bag of hammersRemarkably stupid.Rate it:

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grab bagA gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made.Rate it:

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grab bagAny random assortment, selection or possibility.Rate it:

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in the bagCertain or extremely likely to occur; virtually assured of victory or success.Rate it:

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in the bagIntoxicated.Rate it:

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leave somebody holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving them holding the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo remove the value from an article or arrangement and leave somebody holding the empty (or valueless) container.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagTo disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently.Rate it:

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mixed bagAny bag containing a mixture of something.Rate it:

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mixed bagBy extension, a group of entities with few characteristics in common; an assortment.Rate it:

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mixed bagSomething tending to have both good and bad results or characteristics; something having a mixture of advantages and disadvantages.Rate it:

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spill the beans / let the cat out of the bagTo let out a secretRate it:

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squint like a bag of nailsTo squint very much, as though one's eyes were directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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Bottle of DogNewcastle Brown AleRate it:

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chestnutA dark, reddish-brown colour/color.Rate it:

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chestnutA reddish-brown horse.Rate it:

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chestnutOf a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.Rate it:

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loose changeCoins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.Rate it:

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sewer ratbrown rat (Rattus norvegicus)Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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