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but seriously folksDirects attention to immediately preceding failed attempt at humor.Rate it:

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just folksOrdinary, unpretentious people; an ordinary, unpretentious person.Rate it:

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just folksUnpretentious, informal, down-to-earth.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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slowly but surelyIn a slow, yet careful mannerRate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate 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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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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all butnearlyRate it:

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all butnearly; except thatRate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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but goodTo a high degree; very thoroughly; in a most definite manner.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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but who's countingUsed as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to.Rate it:

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close, but no cigarThat's almost correct, but not quite.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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the doc says im going blind but i could never see anywayLess hurtRate it:

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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.Rate it:

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the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak(proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.Rate it:

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there may be snow on the rooftop but there is fire in the furnaceEven if a person is in his or her senior years, with gray hair, he or she can still have ambition and energy, especially sexual energy.Rate it:

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though butUsed at the end of a sentence to add emphasis.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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Barmacide feastSomething that appears highly desirable, but proves to be imaginary, illusory and ultimately very disappointing.Rate it:

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believe it or notYou may not believe the following, but it is true.Rate it:

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brush upTo review; to improve an existing but rusty or under-developed skill.Rate it:

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drugstore cowboyDresses like a cowboy to show off at the drugstore; looks like a cowboy, but ain't.Rate it:

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on boardIt's a good idea, but let's see if we can get a few more of the management team on board.Rate it:

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raw dealA situation in which a person is taken advantage of or treated unfairly; a situation in which a person is led to expect something, but receives nothing or much less than expected.Rate it:

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white holeA theoretically possible but physically highly unlikely singularity which would emit matter and energy; the antithesis of a black hole.Rate it:

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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.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 bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all talk and no actionSpeaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing littleRate it:

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branch outTo attempt something new or different, but related.Rate it:

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hiding to nothingA situation in which victory has little or no value, but defeat has a huge cost.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.Rate it:

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just another pretty faceSomeone who is attractive, but not too distinguished.Rate it:

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man of partsA man that is talented in multiple areas of life. This includes but is not limited to the area of seduction. He puts very little emphasis on memorized scripts or "peacocking" and instead relies on individualized ways to charm a woman.Rate it:

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money can't buy happinessMoney can buy external things, but true happiness comes from inside.Rate it:

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nervous hitA production which receives generally favorably notice, but is not assured of success.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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neighbour's envy, owner's prideA possession envied by neighbours but bringing you prideRate it:

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