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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.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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one swallow doesn't a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't a summer makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow doesn't make a summerOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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think one's shit doesn't stinkTo be arrogant or snobbish; to feel superior to others.Rate it:

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almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).Rate it:

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the whistle doesn't pull the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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doesn't have two nickels to rub togetherReference an individual whom from all evidence and appearances is badly bent and broken relative to personal finances.Rate it:

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money doesn't grow on treesYou must work in order to have money.Rate 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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the apple doesn't fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents in the way they act and in their physical abilities.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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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a summerA sign is not proof Rate it:

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easy does itRelax; do something gently, lightly or carefully; slow down; calm down.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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does a bear defecate in the woods?The answer is clearly, without reservation, true and accurate.Rate it:

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does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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does macy's tell gimbel's(US, dated, colloquial, rhetorical question) A rhetorical question with the implied answer being that competitors do not share business secrets with one another.Rate it:

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does the Pope shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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handsome is as handsome doesA person's good actions, rather than his outward appeal, define his handsomeness in the eyes of others.Rate it:

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it does exactly what it says on the tinWhat is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.Rate it:

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stupid is as stupid doesA person's intelligence may be judged by the wisdom of his or her actions.Rate it:

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that does itExpression of annoyance or frustration; indicates that one has reached the limit of one's patience or temper.Rate it:

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the nut does not fall far fron the tree!The human demeanor, conduct, mannerisms, appearances, tendencies, genes, in many instances often closely resemble those of the immediate forbears.Rate it:

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the whistle does not pull the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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at one's beck and callIn servitude to; at one’s command.Rate it:

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be at one's beck and callTo be in the position of serving someone in any way they desire, usually unwillingly.Rate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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free, white, and twenty-onebeholden to no one; master of one's own destiny.Rate it:

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go in one ear and out the otherFailed to pay attention.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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make one's bed and lie in itTo create a difficult situation whose unpleasant consequences one must now endure.Rate it:

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mind one's p's and q'sAlternative spelling of mind one's p's and q's.Rate it:

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mind one's p's and q'sTo be very careful to behave correctly.Rate it:

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mind one's ps and qsTo be very careful to behave correctly.Rate it:

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one and allAll, everyone.Rate it:

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one and allEach one.Rate it:

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one and onlyunique, one of a kindRate it:

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one and onlyonly love, sole sweetheart.Rate it:

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one and the sameThe same person or thing. Used to emphasize the identity or equivalence of two things.Rate it:

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