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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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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 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 detectorpolygraphRate it:

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lie doggokeep quietRate it:

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lie ill in one's mouthTo sound artificial or contradictory.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 through one's teethTo tell a gross or egregious untruth.Rate 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 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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give a sneck possetTo fasten the door latch.Rate it:

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give a sneck possetTo give someone a cold reception; to close the door on someone; to reject them.Rate it:

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give and takeA process of compromise or accommodation.Rate it:

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give as good as one getsTo behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.Rate it:

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give away the storeTo transact, trade, or negotiate badly, by paying, providing, or conceding too much to the other party.Rate it:

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give backTo return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).Rate it:

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give backTo contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.Rate it:

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