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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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in spite ofDespite, irrespective of, notwithstanding.Rate it:

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plain as the nose on one's faceExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:

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face to faceIn person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.Rate it:

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no skin off one's noseNo harm to one.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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face offEither an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.Rate it:

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eat your face offto eat huge quantities of delicious food for the pure joy of eatingRate it:

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face offThe starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.Rate it:

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under one's noseObvious or apparent.Rate it:

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in front of one's nosePlain; clearly apparent; obvious.Rate it:

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keep one's nose cleanTo stay out of trouble, especially by avoiding unlawful behavior.Rate it:

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look down one's noseTo regard as inferior or distasteful; to hold in contempt.Rate it:

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pick one's noseThe act of picking one's nose, insertion of a finger or other object into one's nostril.Rate it:

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stick one's nose inTo be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.Rate it:

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thumb one's noseTo act disrespectfully, especially by flouting the object of disrespect.Rate it:

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thumb one's noseTo place a thumb upon the tip of the nose, usually while simultaneous wiggling one's fingers, in a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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turn one's nose upAlternative form of turn up one's nose.Rate it:

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turn up one's noseTo refuse, especially as due to pride or status.Rate it:

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turn up one's noseTo sneer.Rate it:

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under one's noseDirectly in front of one; clearly visible.Rate it:

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cut offTo remove via cutting.Rate it:

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cut offTo isolate or remove from contact.Rate it:

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cut offTo end abruptly.Rate it:

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cut offTo interrupt.Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offIn a frantic, disorganized manner.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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blow up in one's faceTo fail disastrously.Rate it:

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fall on one's faceTo fail, especially in a dramatic or particularly decisive manner.Rate it:

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feed one's faceTo eat.Rate it:

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fill one's faceTo eat, especially in a hearty or greedy manner.Rate it:

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have egg on one's faceTo suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage one's reputation.Rate it:

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in one's faceOnto or into someone's face.Rate it:

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in one's faceIn front of someone's face; before someone's eyes.Rate it:

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out of one's faceDrunk; intoxicated; inebriated.Rate it:

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show one's faceTo appear publicly.Rate it:

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shut one's faceTo stop talking; to be quiet.Rate it:

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stuff one's faceTo eat excessively.Rate it:

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until one is blue in the faceForever; for a hopelessly long time.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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button noseA nose with a small size and a relatively flat, round shape, usually considered to be dainty or cute in appearance.Rate it:

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button noseA person having such a nose.Rate it:

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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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get someone's nose out of jointTo become angry; to take offense or take exception.Rate it:

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get someone's nose out of jointTo make someone angry.Rate it:

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get up someone's noseTo annoy someone; to get on somebody's nerves.Rate it:

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give someone a bloody noseto defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the processRate it:

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nose candyCocaine.Rate it:

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nose in the airThe body language most of us have experienced when a friend passes you in public and with head tilted back and nose in the air gives you a first class snub!Rate it:

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