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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.Rate it:

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been there, done that, bought the t-shirtExpresses the speaker's complete familiarity with a situation, with overtones of cynicism or exhaustion.Rate it:

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carry offKnowledge, confidence, or familiarity.Rate it:

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filthy lucremoney (used with contempt or condemnation)Rate it:

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fuck meAn expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, or of dismay at undesired events happening to oneself.Rate it:

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fuck youExpression to show discontent with the other party, or to show contempt.Rate it:

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good God(dated, Canada) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.Rate it:

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in your faceAn exclamation of derision or contempt.Rate it:

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look down one's noseTo regard as inferior or distasteful; to hold in contempt.Rate it:

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make a mockery ofTo mock; to ridicule or imitate, often to express contemptRate it:

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nodding acquaintanceA casual or partial familiarity; a relationship which is not close or fully developed; an inexact understanding (of something).Rate it:

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old hatSomething uninteresting, hackneyed, or passé due to overuse or long-standing familiarity..Rate it:

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step ontreat with contemptRate it:

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