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cut somebody some slackTo be patient or lenient with somebody; to relax standards or expectations.Rate it:

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pick up the slackto do the work which someone else has stopped doing, but which still needs to be doneRate it:

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slack-jawedWith the mouth in an open position and the jaw hanging loosely, especially as indicating bewilderment or astonishment.Rate it:

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slack-jawedUnsophisticated or unthinking; dimwitted in appearance.Rate it:

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slack-jawedOverly talkative; indiscreet.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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all and someone and allRate it:

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and then someUsed to confirm preceding utterance, while implying that what was said or asked is an understatement.Rate it:

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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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catch some z'sTo sleep.Rate it:

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get someUsed other than as an idiom: see get, some.Rate it:

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get someTo have sex.Rate it:

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get someTo attack or physically assault in a rapid manner.Rate it:

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get some airTo invigorate oneself by breathing refreshing outdoor air, especially after departing from a building or other enclosed space for this purpose.Rate it:

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get some zzzzzz'sComic Strip person was pictured as 'sleeping' with a number of letter 'Z,Z,Z,Z,Z's' in overhead cloud:Rate it:

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give some skinTo greet or congratulate someone by slapping his or her palm; see slap me five.Rate it:

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kick some tiresTo shop for a vehicle or other item to purchase or invest in.Rate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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ruffle some feathersTo disturb; to arouse resentment, anger, or concern.Rate it:

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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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some kind ofUsed other than as an idiom: see some, kind, of.Rate it:

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some kind ofA remarkable.Rate it:

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some kind ofUsed as an intensifier of adjectives: remarkablyRate it:

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some oldUsed other than as an idiom: see some, old.Rate it:

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some oldSome, some unspecified or yet-undetermined one (especially for emphasis).Rate it:

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some peopleExpresses disgust at the actions of a person; a response to a person doing something silly, bizarre, nonsensical or ill-mannered.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.Rate it:

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apple of somebody's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:

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get on somebody's nervesTo annoy or irritate; to bother.Rate it:

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keep somebody postedTo inform or to keep somebody up to date.Rate it:

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darken somebody's doorstepTo enter somebody else's home uninvited.Rate it:

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beat somebody to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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behind somebody's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.Rate it:

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bend somebody's earTo bore; to talk too long.Rate it:

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chew somebody outTo berate; to shout at someone.Rate it:

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come to somebody's aidTo assist and rescue someone.Rate it:

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doing somebody else's laundryShe married someone else.Rate it:

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drop somebody a lineTo write, call or visit somebody.Rate it:

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eat out of somebody's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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egg somebody onTo tease, provoke or encourage.Rate it:

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fill somebody's shoesTo do somebody's job; to perform or assume somebody's role.Rate it:

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get on somebody's caseTo lecture, berate, or complain to somebody, especially to find fault or criticize.Rate it:

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get somebody's goatTo annoy, infuriate, bother, or incense.Rate it:

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give somebody a handTo help, aid, or assist.Rate it:

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give somebody a hard timeTo tease, kid, or rib.Rate it:

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give somebody a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction.Rate it:

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give somebody an earfulTo shout very loudly at someone.Rate it:

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give somebody pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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