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be had upTo be accused of, or arrested for a criminal act.Rate it:

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had betterShould; ought to; need to.Rate it:

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have had itTo have endured all that one can.Rate it:

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have had it up to hereTo have become very frustrated or angry; to have reached the limit of one's patience or forbearance.Rate it:

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have had one's chipsTo be dead or finished.Rate it:

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if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle(colloquial, vulgar, humorous) It is fruitless to speculate about counterfactual situations."We would have won the match if we'd had a decent goalkeeper.""And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle!"Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsNever.Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsShortened form of if pigs had wings they would fly.Rate it:

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if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:

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hunger is the best spiceWhen one is hungry, anything will taste good.Rate it:

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revenge is a dish best served coldAn expression that emotional detachment is ideal when taking revenge, as one is righting the wrongs that have been done to the doer.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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at bestIn the most favorable of conditions; at the most.Rate it:

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at the best of timesAt most.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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best betThe best proposal or plan.Rate it:

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best laid plansA proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:

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best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:

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best of the bunchThe best or most preferred person or item within a group.Rate it:

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best regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letter.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:

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diamonds are a girl's best friendA statement that suggests, while love is a luxury, material wealth (particularly jewellery) is more valuable in the long run.Rate it:

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experience is the best teacherLessons learned from experience are the most lasting.Rate it:

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give it one's best shotTo make one's best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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honesty is the best policyHonesty is the most honorable and fulfilling way to live one's life.Rate it:

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hunger is the best sauceBeing hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.Rate it:

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laughter is the best medicineIt is healthy to laugh.Rate it:

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level bestThe very best that one can do.Rate it:

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put one's best foot forwardTo show oneself in the best or most positive way possible; to make a favorable impression.Rate it:

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six of the bestSix strokes with a cane, a traditional school punishment.Rate it:

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Sunday bestA person's finest clothing, especially the clothes one reserves to wear to church on Sunday.Rate it:

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hurler on the ditchAn opinionated person who offers (unsolicited and often unwanted) advice on the best way to handle a situation.Rate it:

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make an exhibition of oneselfShe had far too much to drink and made an exhibition of herself by flirting with everyone.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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what's done is doneEvents that have already taken place cannot be changed and actions that have already been committed cannot be undone, so it is best not to dwell on them.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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catch upTo be reaching something that had been ahead.Rate it:

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crème de la crèmeBest of the best; something that's superlative. The very best.Rate it:

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desperate times call for desperate measuresIn adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.Rate it:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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sell ice to eskimosTo persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.Rate it:

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that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything [1], page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption [2], ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.Rate it:

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all the marblesEverything; all that is to be had.Rate it:

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as far as one knowsTo the best of one's knowledge.Rate it:

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be the way to goRepresent the best of all possible options or courses of action; pre-eminate over all other choices or alternatives.Rate it:

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