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give something a missTo forego something.Rate it:

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give something a tryTo try or attempt.Rate it:

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give rise to (something)To cause something to existRate it:

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give something a goTo try or attempt.Rate it:

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near missnarrowly avoided accidentRate it:

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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:

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blink-and-you-miss-itBarely visible because gone too quickly.Rate it:

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miss outTo miss an experience or lose an opportunity, etc. that should not be missed.Rate it:

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Miss RightA perfect, ideal or suitable female mate or wife.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).Rate it:

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miss the markTo fail to hit the target.Rate it:

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miss the markTo fail to reach the result that was intended.Rate it:

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miss the pointTo fail to grasp the meaning of an utterance.Rate it:

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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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or somethingOr something like that. Used to indicate the possibility that previously mentioned word may not be exactly correct in its applicability.Rate it:

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do something with mirrorsTo insinuate one has performed a magic or optical trick with the use of hidden mirrors, insinuating trickery and sham.Rate it:

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do something with mirrorsTo jokingly pretend that one did something using magic mirrors, that one is a magician; a joking explanation of the fantastic or the unexplained.Rate it:

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drag something outDelay a decision by dragging, stretching, extending the conversation by injecting incidentals or humdrum history/misinformation/disproved calculations and extrapolations:Rate it:

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get something off one's chestAlternative form of get off one's chest.Rate it:

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get something over withTo do something quickly and hastily; without procrastination, especially so as to have something unpleasant behind oneself.Rate it:

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get something straightTo understand; to clarify.Rate it:

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have something to eatTo eat anything.Rate it:

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it's always somethinga sigh of hopelessness, resignation, regret, dismay, disillusionment, disappointment.Rate it:

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know something inside and outTo know something very thoroughly.Rate it:

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lay something at the feet ofTo assign responsibility for (something) to (someone).Rate it:

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make something of oneselfTo attempt to be successful on one's own initiative.Rate it:

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not touch something with a barge poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; (signifies a strong aversion).Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleFrancis Lynde, The Quickening.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo approach something or someone.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.Rate it:

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put something behind oneTo recover from an unpleasant or traumatic experience; to overcome a negative feeling, especially anger, resentment, or grief.Rate it:

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put something into perspectiveTo compare with something similar to give a clearer, more accurate idea.Rate it:

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run something byTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something up the flagpoleTo float an idea that one suspects might be controversial.Rate it:

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see something throughTo fulfill a commitment.Rate it:

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

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slip into something a little more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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slip into something more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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something awfulIntensely or extremely; badly; in the worst way.Rate it:

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something likeapproximatelyRate it:

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something may fall in your lapUnexpectedly your desires may be fulfilled.Rate it:

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stick a fork in somethingUsed to indicate that something or someone is finished, or, in a broader sense, defeated or ruined.Rate it:

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sweep something under the rugTo conceal a problem expediently, rather than remedy it thoroughly.Rate it:

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take something as readto assume that everyone agrees that something is correctRate it:

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take something in one's strideNot to allow oneself to be set back, daunted, upset or embarrassed by unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.Rate it:

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take something in strideTo cope with something without much effort; to accept or manage something well.Rate it:

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