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candle in the windA fragile or vulnerable thing, likely to be put in jeopardy.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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hold a candleTo compare; to be even remotely of the same quality, skill, etc. as another.Rate it:

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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupidRate it:

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roman candlefireworkRate it:

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four sheets to the windExtremely drunkRate it:

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as the wind blowsaccording to circumstanceRate it:

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bag of windA windbag.Rate it:

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break windTo flatulate; fart; to expel gases generated during digestion through the anus.Rate it:

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close to the windUsed other than as an idiom: see close to, the, wind.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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close to the windUsed other than as an idiom: see close to, the, wind.Rate it:

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close to the windIn a direction almost opposite to that from which the wind is blowingRate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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eat the windTo take a walk.Rate it:

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get the wind upTo become frightened or disturbed.Rate it:

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get wind ofTo hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.Rate it:

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gone with the winddeadRate it:

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have the wind upTo be frightened or disturbed.Rate it:

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in the windImpending or in the offing; imminent.Rate it:

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it's an ill windAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows no goodAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows no one any goodAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodThere is usually something of benefit to someone, no matter how bad the situation.Rate it:

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knock the wind out of your sailsTo make you feel less confident or determined.Rate it:

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like the windquickly, at a high speed.Rate it:

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put the wind upTo frighten or disturb.Rate it:

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sail close to the windTo sail in a direction close to that from which the wind is blowing, but still making headwayRate it:

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sail close to the windTo behave in a manner that is on the verge of being dangerous, improper or illegalRate it:

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sow the wind and reap the whirlwindAlternative form of sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.Rate it:

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sow the wind, reap the whirlwindEvery decision has consequences; a person's actions will come back to him.Rate it:

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take the wind out of someone's sailsTo discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue.Rate it:

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three sheets to the windthe state of being quite inebriatedRate it:

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three sheets to the windDrunk.Rate it:

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throw caution to the windDo something despite the risks.Rate it:

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throw to the windTo discard or dispense with, especially in an abrupt or reckless manner.Rate it:

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twist in the windTo be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure.Rate it:

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twist in the windTo wait for an uncomfortably long period of time.Rate it:

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willow in the windOne whose views are easily and regularly changed by the persuasion or influence of others.Rate it:

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wind backTo wind a tape, cassette, or film, etc towards the beginning; to rewind.Rate it:

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wind back the clockFiguratively to return in time to an earlier period of history.Rate it:

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wind downLower by winding something.Rate it:

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wind downTo slow; to become calmer or less busy.Rate it:

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wind downRelax; get rid of stress.Rate it:

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wind it upClose the discussion, adjourn the meeting, cease the efforts and labor.Rate it:

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wind up one's bottomsTo finish a job.Rate it:

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you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blowsYou don't need an expert to tell you what you already know.Rate it:

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bear upTo sail close to the wind.Rate it:

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beat upTo sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.Rate it:

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