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dog and pony showAny presentation or display that is overly contrived or intricate.Rate it:

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dog and pony showOriginally, a small, traveling circus featuring animals as entertainment.Rate it:

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dog eat dogRuthlessly acquisitive or competitive. Describes a business or other set of circumstances where people try to succeed at the expense of other people.Rate it:

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dog-eat-dogHarsh and ruthless.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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one-trick ponyA performing animal that knows only one trick.Rate it:

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one-trick ponyA person or group noteworthy for only a single achievement, skill, or characteristic.Rate it:

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pony in the barnAn exciting and real prospect, something to be legitimately excited about.Rate it:

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pony upTo pay (usually a bill, debt or due).Rate it:

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pony up!Fulfill your promise, pay your dues, PITCH-IN, help-out, toss-in a few sheckels;Rate it:

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shanks' ponyTransportation by foot.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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cat and dog lifeUnhappy married life.Rate it:

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dog and catA team comprised of one male and one female, who are either working as associates or where one is the second in command to the other.Rate it:

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everybody and their dogA large number of people; most people.Rate it:

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everyone and their dogA large number of people; most people.Rate it:

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the whole world and his dogEverybody; too many people; a huge crowd.Rate it:

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after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:

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get this show on the roadTo begin or launch; to get going.Rate it:

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gong showAn event that was a disaster, often in a way that is fun or memorable. (e.g. "Last night, we all went drinking, and the whole thing turned into a total gong show.") Or, an initially serious event that went completely out of control (e.g. "That biology class was a gong show")Rate it:

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it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:

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no-showAn absence; somebody who doesn't show up or a failure to show up.Rate it:

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run the showTo be the leader, to be in chargeRate it:

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show a clean pair of heelsto run away quickly; to make an escape quickly; to outpaceRate it:

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show a legTo wake up and get out of bed. (Used mostly in the imperative).Rate it:

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show ankleTo provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.Rate it:

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show offTo exhibit; to demonstrate one's skill, talent, etc. for its own sake.Rate it:

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show offwhen you think you are the best you SHOW OFF to others by repeating every time 'I am the best' without knowing others' opinion for you.Rate it:

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show one's buttTo misbehave.Rate it:

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show one's cardsTo reveal something known to oneself but previously concealed from others.Rate it:

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show one's faceTo appear publicly.Rate it:

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show one's true colorsTo reveal how one really is, as opposed to how one has been portrayed.Rate it:

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show one's true stripesTo reveal one's real beliefs, sentiments, or character, especially through one's behavior.Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.Rate it:

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show the flagOf a naval vessel or military force, to identify itself by displaying the flag of its country of origin, especially in order to establish an authoritative presence and to exert diplomatic or political influence.Rate it:

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show the flagTo display the flag of one's country, especially as an expression of patriotic pride.Rate it:

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show the flagTo represent one's country or some other group in a manner intended to suggest the authority or importance of that country or group.Rate it:

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show upTo appear, arrive, or attend, especially suddenly or erratically.Rate it:

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show upTo make visible; to expose.Rate it:

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show upTo outperform or one-up, often in an arrogant manner.Rate it:

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steal the showTo be the best performer during a performance.Rate it:

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the showThe major leagues.Rate it:

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chocolate hot doga piece of faecesRate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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on the internet nobody knows you're a dogIt is easy to conceal one's identity on the internet.Rate it:

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fit as a butcher's dogVery fit; in good shape.Rate it:

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what dogWhen thy try to arceth upRate it:

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