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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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in characterActing as the character, not as oneself.Rate it:

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out of characterInconsistent with one's personality, disposition, or usual expected behaviour.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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in your bloodingrained in or fundamental to your character, as if inheritedRate it:

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no flies onNo mental weaknesses, character defects, or other significant flaws belonging to.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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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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a man is known by the company he keepsPeople are similar in character to their friends.Rate it:

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bad eggdisreputable characterRate it:

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birds of a feather flock togetherPeople of similar character, background, or taste tend to congregate or associate with one another.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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cut like a knifeTo be very sharp (of a character, or remark)Rate it:

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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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go madUsed to indicate that the second verb represents an action that is out of character.Rate it:

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have someone's numberTo understand a person's character, capabilities, or situation.Rate it:

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inner strengthIntegrity of character; resoluteness of will; mental resistance to doubt or discouragement.Rate it:

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killTo invent a story that conveys the death of (a character).Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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Mickey MouseThe most famous Disney character, an anthropomorphic mouse.Rate it:

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of a kindOf the same type or character.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:

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show one's true stripesTo reveal one's real beliefs, sentiments, or character, especially through one's behavior.Rate it:

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Spock earsPointy ears, resembling those of Spock, a Star Trek character.Rate it:

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still water runs deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellectRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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true stripesOne's real beliefs, sentiments, or character.Rate it:

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twinkly-eyedhappy, of a happy character.Rate it:

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weak-kneedLacking will power or strength of character; timid.Rate it:

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what doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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