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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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in other wordsStated or interpreted another way; introduces an explanation.Rate it:

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other days, other waysPeople of the past thought and acted differently.Rate it:

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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.Rate it:

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fine words butter no parsnipsTalking about doing something does not get it done.Rate it:

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a picture is worth a thousand wordsAlternative form of a picture paints a thousand words.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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at a loss for wordsHaving nothing to say; stunned to the point of speechlessness.Rate it:

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beyond wordsDisbeliefRate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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eat your wordsA reminder that if one misspeaks, missquotes, carelessly asserts irresponsibly, one may have to consume his own words.Rate it:

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have wordsTo argue, to have an argument.Rate it:

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have wordsTo speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.Rate it:

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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.Rate it:

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mark my wordsListen to me; used before a statement one wishes to emphasize.Rate it:

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mince wordsTo restrain oneself in a conversation by withholding some comments or using euphemisms.Rate it:

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or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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put words in somebody's mouthTo attribute to somebody something he or she did not say; to claim inaccurately that somebody said or intended something.Rate it:

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words of one syllableSimple, clear, straightforward language; blunt language.Rate it:

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look the other wayTo ignore something wrong. Similar to connive.Rate it:

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other fish in the seaUsed other than as an idiom: see other, fish, in, the, sea.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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wait for the other shoe to dropTo await a seemingly inevitable event, especially one which is not desirable.Rate it:

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bat for the other teamTo be homosexual.Rate it:

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crawl over each otherTo compete with others eagerly or fiercely in pursuit of the same goal(s).Rate it:

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go in one ear and out the otherFailed to pay attention.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryC. 1710, Jonathan Swift, The Journal to Stella, ch. 2, Letter 15.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryTo have more important things to do.Rate it:

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kick with the other footTo belong to a different religion.Rate it:

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look the other wayDeliberately overlook something, especially something of an illicit nature. For example, They're not really entitled to a discount but the sales manager decided to look the other way .Rate it:

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on the other handAnother viewpoint, another ReasonRate it:

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on the other handFrom another point of view.Rate it:

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one after the otherOne by one; singularly; not occurring all at the same time (of a person or thing).Rate it:

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other fish in the seaUsed to indicate other goals or other objectives to pursue.(idiomatic, metaphor) Used to indicate other romantic partners or significant others to pursue.Rate it:

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other fish in the seaUsed to indicate other romantic partners or significant others to pursue.Rate it:

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other fish in the seaUsed to indicate other romantic partners or significant others to pursue.Rate it:

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other halfA spouse.Rate it:

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other headThe glans of the penis.Rate it:

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other sideUsed other than as an idiom: see other, side.Rate it:

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other sideThe afterlife, as a supernatural realm inhabited by spirits of deceased people.Rate it:

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other thanexcept, besidesRate it:

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pull the other legIn imperative/precative form, used to imply that the speaker does not accept or believe what another has just said.Rate it:

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pull the other one, it's got bells onThe implication is that one leg has been pulled, and the joker will have more fun with the other one due to the bells.Rate it:

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pull the other one, it's got bells onMonty Python's Holy Grail.Rate it:

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put one foot in front of the otherTo move forward, progress steadily.Rate it:

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put one foot in front of the otherTo walk, decomposed to stress the fundamentality of the task.Rate it:

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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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the grass is always greener on the other sideOther circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often notRate it:

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