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have one's fingers in many piesto be involved in many different things.Rate it:

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wouldn't work in a pie factory tasting piesLazy and will not keep a job anywhereRate it:

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burn one's fingersTo harm oneself; to suffer consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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keep one's fingers crossedto hope for the best, to show supportRate it:

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work one's fingers to the boneWork especially hard, usually for an extended period.Rate it:

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wrap around one's fingersTo make one susceptible to desire, in that their behavior or actions are influenced.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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one too manyUsed other than as an idiom: see one, too, many.Rate it:

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one too manyOne or more serving too much of alcohol, which leads to drunkenness.Rate it:

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butter fingersA clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.Rate it:

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green fingersA seemingly natural gardening ability.Rate it:

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sticky fingersA petty thief or petty thieves.Rate it:

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sticky fingersAn inclination to steal.Rate it:

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there's many a slip twixt cup and lipIn any situation, however well planned, something can always go wrong.Rate it:

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many a mickle makes a muckle(UK) a lot of small amounts together, become a large amount.Rate it:

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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.Rate it:

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many happy returnsA greeting, usually for birthdays, in reference to the passing year; Happy birthday!.Rate it:

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success has many fathers, failure is an orphanMany will seek credit for success, few will accept responsibility for failure.Rate it:

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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.Rate it:

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too many balls in the airAttempting to accomplish many projects in one time period.Rate it:

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too many balls in the airToo many tasks, responsibilities, or details to cope with or manage successfully.Rate it:

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too many cooks spoil the brothIf too many people try to take charge at a task, the end product might be ruined.Rate it:

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wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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have a brick in one's hatto be drunkRate it:

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have a frog in one's throatTo feel the need to cough; to have a tickle in one's throat; to have a scratchy or uneven voice.Rate it:

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have a good oneTo enjoy an event or occasion, especially a holiday or one's birthday.Rate it:

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have a good oneformula used when parting.Rate it:

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have a mind of one's ownTo form one's personal opinions and choose one's actions without being governed by the views or choices of others; to be independently minded; to think for oneself.Rate it:

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have ants in one's pantsTo be agitated and constantly fidgeting.Rate it:

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have ants in one's pantsTo be sexually excited.Rate it:

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have bats in one's belfryTo be crazy or eccentric.Rate it:

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have egg on one's faceTo suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage one's reputation.Rate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's bellyTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.Rate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's stomachTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.Rate it:

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have eyes in the back of one's headTo be particularly, especially uncannily, observant; a perceived ability to see in all directions at once.Rate it:

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

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have one's back to the wallTo have no other options remaining.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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have one's ducks in a rowTo be organized; to have one's affairs in order; specifically, to have a multi-person effort coordinated towards the exact same goal.Rate it:

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have one's ears loweredTo get a haircut.Rate it:

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have one's eye onto seek, pursueRate it:

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have one's hand outTo be requesting benefits, especially if not entitled to them.Rate it:

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have one's hands fullTo be busy or thoroughly preoccupied.Rate it:

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have one's head in the cloudsTo daydream; to think about matters other than the present reality.Rate it:

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have one's head in the cloudsTo have fantastic or impractical dreams; to think impractically.Rate it:

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have one's head readTo have the bumps, indentations, and shape of one's skull examined and interpreted by a phrenologist.Rate it:

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