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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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give someone a big headTo flatter someone excessively; to overpraise someone, usually resulting in them becoming proud, arrogant or conceited.Rate it:

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give someone a bloody noseto defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the processRate it:

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give someone a handTo help, aid, or assist.Rate it:

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give someone a handTo applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand).Rate it:

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give someone a hard timeTo cause difficulty or make trouble for someone.Rate it:

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give someone a hard timeTo tease, kid, or rib someone.Rate it:

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give someone a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction, especially with another person; to scold or rebuke someone.Rate it:

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give someone an earfulTo shout very loudly at someoneRate it:

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give someone griefTo cause pain.Rate it:

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give someone griefTo hassle, abuse.Rate it:

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give someone Hail Columbiato scold someone severely.Rate it:

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give someone his headTo allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.Rate it:

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give someone pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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give someone the bootTo fire, to sack, to dismiss.Rate it:

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give someone the brush-offTo rebuff, snub or curtly reject someone.Rate it:

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give someone the businessTo treat someone harshly or in a wrongful manner, such as by abusing, deceiving, or manipulating.Rate it:

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give someone the businessTo harangue, criticize vigorously, berate, or ridicule someone.Rate it:

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give someone the chairTo execute a person by means of the electric chair.Rate it:

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give someone the cold shoulderTo snub, resist or reject somebody; to regard somebody distantly.Rate it:

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give someone the creepsTo give someone a feeling of uneasiness or mild fright.Rate it:

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give someone the eyeTo show flirtatious signs with the eye.Rate it:

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give someone the heave-hoto fire, expel or break up with someone.Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give somebody the heave-ho.Rate it:

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give someone the runaroundTo delay, dodge, or frustrate (someone), especially by providing useless information or directions .Rate it:

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give someone the slipTo evade, escape, or get away from somebody.Rate it:

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give someone what forTo punish; to rebuke.Rate it:

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give someone what-forTo admonish or berate; to speak angrily at somebody.Rate it:

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give a fuckto care.Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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give meform of words used as a request by a telephone-user to be connected with a specified person, number, etc.Rate it:

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give something a tryTo try or attempt.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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give weightto attach importance toRate it:

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don't give me a lot of bull!Don't prevaricate, don't exaggerate, don't fib to me!Rate it:

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don't give me any of your guff!Depression Expression; "Don't Give Me Any Of Your Sassy, Back-Talk!"; "Don't 'Sass' ME!" "Don't Talk Back To Your Mother!"Rate it:

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don't give up your day jobImplying that they could not earn a living from it without other regular employment.Rate it:

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give 'em enough ropeAllow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.Rate it:

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give 110%Make the maximum possible effortRate it:

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give 110%25Make the maximum possible effort.Rate it:

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give a f**To care.Rate it:

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give a good account of oneselfTo act in a creditable manner.Rate it:

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give a man a fishShortened form of give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeRate it:

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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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give a rat's arseTo care; to have or show an interest.Rate it:

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give a ringOn the telephone.Rate it:

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give a shitTo care, often used in the negative.Rate it:

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give a shiteTo care; mind; consider importantRate it:

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