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fight shy ofTo avoid something.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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once bitten, twice shyOne is cautious in the future if one has been hurt in the past.Rate it:

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one card shy of a full deckMentally deranged; demented; insane.Rate it:

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shy away from somethingTo avoid certain locations, events, people, foods, etc.Rate it:

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shy bairns get noot(Geordie) Alternative spelling of shy bairns get nowt.Rate it:

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shy bairns get nowtIf you're too shy, or don't ask, you will not get what you want.A' forgot te ask hor for me money back!Wye, shy bairns get nowtRate it:

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shy bladderAn inability to urinate in the presence of others.Rate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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bun fightAn altercation, especially one which is chaotic, not terribly serious, or outright ridiculous.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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fight in armourTo have sex while using a condom.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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fight offTo resist, particularly an infection or an emotion.Rate it:

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one can't fight city halltaking on any government entity in a contest is difficult and easier said than done.Rate it:

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you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:

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square upTo get ready for a fight.Rate it:

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put upTo present, especially in "put up a fight".Rate it:

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square offTo get ready for a fight.Rate it:

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chicken outTo shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.Rate it:

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make mincemeat out ofTo defeat one's opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate.Rate it:

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take onTo attempt to fight or compete.Rate it:

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throw downTo fight, incite to fight, or approach with the intent to fight; to make a stand.Rate it:

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make upTo resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight.Rate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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break one's lanceTo engage in an honorable fight.Rate it:

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break out of your shellWhen someone is a little shy.Rate it:

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break upTo stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting.Rate it:

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bring outTo make a shy person more confident.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.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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come to blowsTo fight; to initiate physical conflict, especially subsequent to escalating tension or antagonism.Rate it:

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cross swordsTo fight with someone; to duel.Rate it:

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dog in the huntThis is often used erroneously to indicate that one has no stake in the outcome. As such this is a bastardization of two Southern idioms: "no dog in the fight," and "that dog won't hunt." (The latter indicates something is a bad idea or prone to fail.) Use of the phrase "no dog in the hunt" when one wishes to indicate they have no "dog in the fight" will generate funny glances from any Southerners who overhear it.Rate it:

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drop the glovesTo fight.Rate it:

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duke it outTo fight, especially with the fists.Rate it:

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every man for himself!Everyone has to fight for his or her own survival. This extraordinary admonition, generally applies during an extreme emergency, commercial or military wherein rescue assistance or other lifesaving help is unlikely.Rate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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gloves are offFrom the sport of boxing where competitors fistfight wearing padded gloves; removing the gloves during a fight could result in serious physical injuryRate it:

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go to the matTo continue to struggle or fight until either victorious or defeated.Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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kick assTo beat someone in a fight.Rate it:

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kick ass and take namesTo beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.Rate it:

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lick the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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make amendsTo repair a relationship; to make up; to resolve an argument or fight; to make reparations or redress.Rate it:

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