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

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cut from the same clothVery similar; possessing many of the same fundamental characteristics.Rate it:

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turn one's coatTo turn against a previous affiliation or allegiance.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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candy-coatTo sugarcoatRate it:

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coat of armsheraldic insigniaRate it:

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white coat hypertensionElevated blood pressure measured by a medical practitioner and deemed to result from the patient's emotional response to the medical environment.Rate it:

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according toAccording to him, every person was to be bought. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.Rate it:

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according toAccording to the directions, the glue takes 24 hours to dry.Rate it:

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according toBased on what is said or stated.Rate it:

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according toIn a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.Rate it:

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according toOur zeal should be according to knowledge. - Thomas Sprat.Rate it:

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according to hoyleIn strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.Rate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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out of whole clothFabricated, fictitious.Rate it:

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touch clothTo be on the point of soiling oneself.Rate it:

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whole clothA newly made textile which has not yet been cut.Rate it:

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whole clothThe fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.Rate it:

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whole clothSomething made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.Rate it:

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whole clothin full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additionsRate 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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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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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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cut of one's jibSomeone’s general appearance or the implications thereof, especially in relation to making an impression or one’s style..Rate it:

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cut oneto fartRate it:

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cut one looseto fartRate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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cut offTo remove via cutting.Rate it:

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cut outWell suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.Rate it:

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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someoneRate it:

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cut downTo bring down by cutting.Rate it:

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cut inTo intrude or interrupt.Rate it:

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cut inWhen painting, to paint edges, corners, or trim in preparation for rolling larger areas.Rate it:

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cut offTo isolate or remove from contact.Rate it:

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cut upTo cut into smaller pieces.Rate it:

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cut upTo aggressively move in front of another vehicle.Rate it:

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a cut aboveSuperior to; of a higher quality than.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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cut upTo behave like a clown.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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cut downTo reduce the amount of something.Rate it:

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a cut belowInferior to; of a lower quality than.Rate it:

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cut a rugTo dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.Rate it:

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clean cutclearly outlinedRate it:

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clear cutdefiniteRate it:

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clear cutHaving had all vegetation removed.Rate it:

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clear cutStraightforward, obvious, simple, or basic.Rate it:

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cut a cheese?To Break Wind:Rate it:

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cut a dashTo make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression.Rate it:

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