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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.
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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.
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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.
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chump changeAn amount of remuneration, reward, or other monetary recompense considered to be insultingly small.
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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.
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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.
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hands downWithout much effort; easily.
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hands downWithout question[2].
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sea changeA profound transformation.
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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.
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change of heartA change of one's opinion, belief or decision.
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change of lifeMenopause.
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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.
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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.
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change one's tuneTo change one's story.
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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.
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lay hands onTo find, obtain or procure.
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on one's handsBeing one's liability or responsibility; with which one is lumbered.
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tie someone's handsTo render one powerless to act, to thwart someone.
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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-hearted
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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.
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get one's hands onTo get; to obtain; to secure.
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have one's hands fullTo be busy or thoroughly preoccupied.
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never change a running systemDon't change something that is working
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put one's hands togetherTo clap; to applaud.
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put your hands togetherClap; applaud.
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sit on one's handsOr situation.
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wash one's hands ofTo absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for.
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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.
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from my cold, dead handsA statement that something will not be taken away from you until the day you die.
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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.
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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.
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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.
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ne'er cast a clout til may be outAdvice not to change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May.
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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.
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put aboutTo change direction.
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round offTo change the shape of an object to make it more circular.
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throw upTo display a gang sign using the hands.
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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.
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go from zero to heroTo change from negative outcome to positive outcome. To improve one's fortunes significantly.
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put forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.
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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.
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about turnA complete change of opinion, direction, etc.
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baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.
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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.
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come full circleTo make a complete change or reform.
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come roundTo change one's opinion.
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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.
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dexterousSkilful and competent with the hands
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end of the worldAny change that seems catastrophic or devastating.
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