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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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give the lieto respond to an insult, accusation, or falsehood by saying the offender is lying, particularly in the context of provoking a challenge to a duelRate it:

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give the lieUsed in give the lie to.Rate it:

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give the lie toTo prove something to be false; to refute.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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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.Rate it:

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I tell a lieI am mistaken; I thought that what I said was true, but I have just realised that it is not.Rate it:

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if you lie with dogs you will get fleasIt is important whom to choose as one's closest acquanitances.Rate it:

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let sleeping dogs lieTo leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.Rate it:

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lie aroundTo do nothing in particular; to be idle.Rate it:

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lie aroundTo be in an unknown place.Rate it:

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lie backTo lie down from a sitting positionRate it:

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lie backTo relax, to exert less effortRate it:

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lie back and think of england. "think of England" refers to the importance of children.Rate it:

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lie back and think of englandUsed to preface any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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lie beforeto put oneself at the whim of, to bow down toRate it:

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lie before(especially of something honorific) to be situated in front ofRate it:

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lie byTo have sex with.Rate it:

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lie detectorpolygraphRate it:

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lie doggokeep quietRate it:

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lie downto assume a reclining positionRate it:

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lie downto be lazy or remissRate it:

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lie ill in one's mouthTo sound artificial or contradictory.Rate it:

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lie inTo be brought to bed in childbirth.Rate it:

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lie inTo stay in bed.Rate it:

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lie in waitprepare an ambushRate it:

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lie lowkeep quiet or unseenRate it:

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lie offTo remain at a safe distance fromRate it:

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lie through one's teethTo tell a gross or egregious untruth.Rate it:

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lie toTo have the sails arranged so as to counteract each other.Rate it:

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lie withto have sex, sexual relations with someoneRate it:

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live a lieTo conceal something about oneself, without the knowledge of which others cannot know one's true character or perspective.Rate it:

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make one's bed and lie in itTo create a difficult situation whose unpleasant consequences one must now endure.Rate it:

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the cake is a lieThe end you are pursuing is unattainable or misguided; the reward you have been promised is false.Rate it:

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white lieA deliberate, untrue statement which does no harm or is intended to produce a favorable result.Rate it:

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you make the bed you lie inA person's circumstances are normally the result of his or her own actions.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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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 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 the devil his dueTo acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.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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Citations:give someone what for2007, Wilbur Smith, The Sound of Thunder, p. 135:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2002, Joss Whedon, "The Ballad of Jayne Cobb" in "Jaynestown", Firefly.Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2000, Ngaio Marsh, Photo Finish, p. 187:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1999, Emile Zola, Roger Pearson, La Bete Humaine, p. 162:Rate it:

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