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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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change horses in midstreamTo change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.Rate it:

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change of heartA change of one's opinion, belief or decision.Rate it:

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change of lifeMenopause.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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change of tackA reversal of an opinion.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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change someone's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change the channelTo redirect someone's attention.Rate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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chump changeAn amount of remuneration, reward, or other monetary recompense considered to be insultingly small.Rate it:

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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.Rate it:

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for a changeAs a departure from the usual.Rate it:

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

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loose changeA sum of money considered small or insignificant.Rate it:

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never change a running systemDon't change something that is workingRate it:

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plus ça changeThe more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Rate it:

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plus ça changeAlthough the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:

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sea changeA profound transformation.Rate it:

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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.Rate it:

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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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cold hands, warm heart; dirty feet, no sweetheart!A few old timer's "fun" way to compliment a lady & to find out if she could be courted.Rate it:

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dishpan handsHands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent.Rate it:

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extra pair of handsThe assistance of another person.Rate it:

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from my cold, dead handsA statement that something will not be taken away from you until the day you die.Rate it:

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get one's hands dirtyto get involved with the unpleasant parts, or the lowest levels, of a task.Rate it:

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get one's hands onTo get; to obtain; to secure.Rate it:

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hands downWithout much effort; easily.Rate it:

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hands downWithout question[2].Rate it:

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hands upPut your hands up (if you wish to participate).Rate it:

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hands upSurrender (by raising your hands)!Rate it:

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have one's hands fullTo be busy or thoroughly preoccupied.Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's workshopOne who is idle will likely come to do evil.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's workshopAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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lay hands onTo find, obtain or procure.Rate it:

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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.Rate it:

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on one's handsBeing one's liability or responsibility; with which one is lumbered.Rate it:

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put one's hands togetherTo clap; to applaud.Rate it:

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put your hands togetherClap; applaud.Rate it:

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