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by the skin of one's teethBarely; closely; by a narrow margin; with nothing to spare.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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bare one's teethOf an animal, to show one's teeth as a sign of aggression.Rate it:

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bare one's teethTo show one's aggression.Rate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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lie through one's teethTo tell a gross or egregious untruth.Rate it:

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sink one's teeth intoTo become involved in; particularly in an enthusiastic manner.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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jump in one's skinTo start with fright.Rate it:

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no skin off one's backNo harm to one.Rate it:

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no skin off one's noseNo harm to one.Rate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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arm to the teethTo equip thoroughly with weapons.Rate it:

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false teethdenturesRate it:

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hen's teethAnything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen’s teeth.Rate it:

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hen's teethPlural form of hen's tooth.Rate it:

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hens' teethAlternative form of hen's teeth.Rate it:

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kick in the teethA humiliating insult or instance of bad treatment, especially when one is expecting friendship or in need of support; a sudden and unexpected setback; a strong rebuff.Rate it:

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lying through your teethA repulsive, indictment and accusation as to someone's statements or assertions. It smacks of a strong objection to the veracity of verbiage of another. Usage will enhance degradation and destroy any amicability.Rate it:

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make someone's teeth itchTo bother or unsettle a person; to put someone on edge.Rate it:

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pull teethTo do something that is especially difficult or effortful.Rate it:

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pull teethTo remove teeth, usually because they are diseased or damaged.Rate it:

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skin in the gameA stake; something at risk.Rate it:

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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo irritate someone.Rate it:

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give some skinTo greet or congratulate someone by slapping his or her palm; see slap me five.Rate it:

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make someone's skin crawlTo disturb or bother; to frighten or disgust.Rate it:

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save someone's skinTo save someone's life.Rate it:

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save someone's skinto prevent an undesirable occurrenceRate it:

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skin a catA word picture contrived for shock effect in expressing a variety of actions or accomplishments.Rate it:

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skin and bonesSaid of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.Rate it:

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skin deepsuperficialRate it:

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skin diverunderwater swimmerRate it:

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soaked to the skinExtremely wetRate it:

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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.Rate it:

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thick skinUsed other than as an idiom: see thick, skin.Rate it:

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thick skinAbility to take criticism or harsh behavior without being easily offended.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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