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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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have someone by the short hairsTo have someone in a difficult situation in which he or she is without alternatives and can be controlled.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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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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short and sweetA direct and brief communication.Rate it:

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short and sweetEfficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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the long and shortThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe most reasonable explanation, closest to the real facts in the matter.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features; said of a summary or digest.Rate it:

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have someone by the ballsTo exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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have someone goingUsed other than as an idiom: See have, go.Rate it:

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have someone goingTo temporarily convince someone of a falsehood.Rate it:

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have someone goingTo cause someone to be excited, aroused, or upset.Rate it:

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have someone's backTo be prepared and willing to support or defend (someone).Rate it:

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have someone's blood on one's headTo be responsible for someone's death, pain, or misfortune.Rate it:

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have someone's guts for gartersTo reprimand severely.Rate it:

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have someone's hideTo punish or subdue someone.Rate it:

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have someone's numberTo understand a person's character, capabilities, or situation.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo verbally assail someone.Rate it:

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come shortFail to meet (expectations or standards)Rate it:

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a few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:

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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.Rate it:

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down to the short strokesIn the final steps or decisive phase of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.Rate it:

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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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fall shortTo be less satisfactory than expected; to be inadequate or insufficient.Rate it:

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in shortbrieflyRate it:

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in the short runLasting only a short time, shortsightedly.Rate it:

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long story shortIntroducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story.Rate it:

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make short work ofTo make a task quicker or easier.Rate it:

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one brick short of a full loadNot mentally sound; insane.Rate it:

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one brick short of a full loadStupid.Rate it:

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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupidRate it:

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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.Rate it:

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short circuitelectrical faultRate it:

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short codeA number of fewer digits than a telephone number, used as an abbreviated telephone number for use only when dialing from a cellular phone.Rate it:

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short codeUsed other than as an idiom: see short, code.Rate it:

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short cutquicker routeRate it:

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short end of the stickA situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.Rate it:

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short fuseThe personality trait of being quick to anger.Rate it:

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short hairsPubic hair.Rate it:

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short leashForcing one to function within a strict set of rules, or under great scrutiny or oversight.Rate it:

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short ofExcept; without resorting to; up to the point of.Rate it:

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short ofInsufficiently equipped with.Rate it:

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short ofLess than.Rate it:

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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.Rate it:

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