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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figure
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in characterActing as the character, not as oneself.
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out of characterInconsistent with one's personality, disposition, or usual expected behaviour.
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out of characterNot acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.
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out of characterNot in character; not successfully performing within the mindset of a given character in a theatrical performance. See also break character, drop character.
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in your bloodingrained in or fundamental to your character, as if inherited
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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.
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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.
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a man is known by the company he keepsPeople are similar in character to their friends.
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bad eggdisreputable character
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birds of a feather flock togetherPeople of similar character, background, or taste tend to congregate or associate with one another.
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clean upTo become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
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come out swingingTo display spunk and strength of character, especially when rising above or when fighting back against trouble or adversity.
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culture heroA mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.
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cut like a knifeTo be very sharp (of a character, or remark)
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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.
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get the goods onTo acquire knowledge or develop evidence that reveals the truth about someone's character or behavior, especially criminal behavior.
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go madUsed to indicate that the second verb represents an action that is out of character.
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have someone's numberTo understand a person's character, capabilities, or situation.
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inner strengthIntegrity of character; resoluteness of will; mental resistance to doubt or discouragement.
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killTo invent a story that conveys the death of (a character).
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level upTo progress to the next level of player character stats and abilities. Often used in role-playing games when the character has aquired enough experience points.
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live a lieTo conceal something about oneself, without the knowledge of which others cannot know one's true character or perspective.
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Mickey MouseThe most famous Disney character, an anthropomorphic mouse.
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no flies onNo mental weaknesses, character defects, or other significant flaws belonging to.
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of a kindOf the same type or character.
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Peter Pan syndromeThe supposed psychological phenomenon of immaturity among some men and women, who, like the fictional character, remain childish and fail to assume appropriate adult social roles and responsibilities.
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put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.
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show one's true stripesTo reveal one's real beliefs, sentiments, or character, especially through one's behavior.
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Spock earsPointy ears, resembling those of Spock, a Star Trek character.
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still water runs deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect
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that which doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.
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true stripesOne's real beliefs, sentiments, or character.
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twinkly-eyedhappy, of a happy character.
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weak-kneedLacking will power or strength of character; timid.
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what doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.
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word playA technique in which the nature of the words used become part of the subject of the work, such as puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling character names.
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