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hold someone's feet to the fireTo maintain personal, social, political, or legal pressure on someone in order to induce him or her to comply with one's desires; to hold someone accountable for his or her actions.Rate it:

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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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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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hold your fireWait, don't retaliate, calm down, be quiet.Rate it:

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hold your fireDo not discharge your weapon. Used originally for weapons needing a spark or lighting of a fuse to ignite gunpowder, now sometimes used to mean any weapon launching a projectile.Rate it:

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sweep someone off their feetTo seduce someone romantically.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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hold over someone's headTo harp on; to remind continuously (especially of a misstep or defeat)Rate it:

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hold someone's handTo grasp or hold a person's hand.Rate it:

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hold someone's handTo guide somebody through the basics or assist with excessively small details.Rate it:

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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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put one's feet upTo relax.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heart; dirty feet, no sweetheart!A few old timer's "fun" way to compliment a lady & to find out if she could be courted.Rate it:

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at the feet ofAs a disciple, student, subordinate or worshiper of.Rate it:

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at the feet ofUsed other than as an idiom: Situated near the feet of.Rate it:

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beat feetTo flee.Rate it:

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beat feetTo run.Rate it:

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cover one's feetto lower one's garment, especially to urinate or defecate.Rate it:

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drag one's feetTo procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly.Rate it:

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feet firstWith the feet preceding the rest of the body.Rate it:

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feet firstIn the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead).Rate it:

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feet of clayTo say that someone, who appears strong or invincible, in fact has a hidden weak point which could cause their fall.Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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find one's feetTo grow in confidence in a new situation as one gains experience.Rate it:

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get cold feetTo become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.Rate it:

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get one's feet wetTo begin gaining experience; To take a risk and try something new.Rate it:

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in one's stockinged feetWearing socks, stockings or other hosiery on one's feet but no shoes.Rate it:

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itchy feetA strong desire to travel; wanderlust.Rate it:

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itchy feetRestlessness.Rate it:

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keep your feet on the groundmaintain a sense of composure, refuse to get all up in the air over any reversal.Rate it:

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land on one's feetTo be lucky, or successful, often in difficult situations.Rate it:

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lay something at the feet ofTo assign responsibility for (something) to (someone).Rate it:

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let the grass grow under one's feetTo be idle; to fail to make progress.Rate it:

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light on one's feetnimble, light-footedRate it:

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light on one's feeteffeminate, homosexualRate it:

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on one's feetBeing stable or capable, especially in a financial or emotional sense.Rate it:

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on one's feetBeing standing up.Rate it:

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on one's feetBeing well again after a bout of illness.Rate it:

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out on one's feetStanding erect but not consciously aware of one's surroundings, or only minimally aware, and having little or no ability to control one's bodily actions, as a result of physical injury or exhaustion.Rate it:

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out on one's feetStupefied; dazed; nonfunctional.Rate it:

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plant your feet firmly on the ground!Assume a firm stand, become resolute, reject intimidation.Rate it:

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six feet underBuried six feet underground; not alive; dead.Rate it:

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stand on one's own two feetTo be independent. To survive without any help.Rate it:

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think on one's feetWhen one is in the middle of a process, activity, or conversation, to adjust rapidly, effectively, and intelligently to new developments or changing circumstances.Rate it:

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to not let any grass grow under one's feetto be always active and never delay in taking an actionRate it:

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two left feetExhibiting particular clumsiness, especially at dancing or at soccer.Rate it:

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vote with one's feetTo show a lack of support for something by departing or otherwise absenting oneself.Rate it:

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vote with one's feetTo show support for something by going to or otherwise being present somewhere.Rate it:

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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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a fresh fucked fox in a forest fireSomething which is extremely hot, in any sense. Hot weather, sexual arousal, one who is wanted by the police, etc. are all described as "hotter than..." or "as hot as a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire",Rate it:

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