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dish the dirtTo tell salacious gossip.Rate it:

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dish outOn to a dish ready for eating.Rate it:

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revenge is a dish best served coldAn expression that emotional detachment is ideal when taking revenge, as one is righting the wrongs that have been done to the doer.Rate it:

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dish upTo serve cooked food.Rate it:

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dish outTo distribute or deliver something.Rate it:

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dig up dirtTo examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.Rate it:

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dirt fileA compilation of negative gossip or facts about someone.Rate it:

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dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.Rate it:

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dirt-poorIn a condition of extreme poverty.Rate it:

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take a dirt napTo die.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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pan outBy swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.Rate it:

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potluckQuaint {American ?} social gathering, mayhaps hosted by an entity. Attendees bring 'dish to pass'; {Luck of Pot} 'Purpose'; Good Food, Goodwill, Good-Gab:Rate it:

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banana splitdessert dishRate it:

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barrow manA man under sentence of transportation; alluding to the convicts at Woolwich, who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt.Rate it:

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fruit saladdessert dishRate it:

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upper crustThe topmost layer of a bread, pastry dish, or other item with a hardened coating.Rate it:

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wallow in the mireUsed other than as an idiom. To roll around in mud or dirtRate it:

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