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knock the wind out of your sailsTo make you feel less confident or determined.Rate it:

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take the wind out of someone's sailsTo discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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keep your friends close, and your enemies closerOne should be on their toes and alert of their surroundings if malicious people are around, to ensure such people can't wreak havoc in one's life.Rate it:

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put your money where your mouth isPractice what you preach.Rate it:

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put your money where your mouth isTalk is cheap. If the proponent of the venture is so confident, remind him: Better put your money where your mouth is!Rate it:

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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.Rate it:

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knock outTo strike or bump someone or something out.Rate it:

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knock outTo put someone to sleep.Rate it:

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knock outTo exhaust a personal or animal.Rate it:

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knock outTo complete, especially in haste; knock off.Rate it:

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a real knock out!A very attractive woman. So deemed because her attractiveness is so stunning that it can (figuratively) knock you out.Rate it:

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don't knock yourself outDon't overexert yourself (in doing something that does not require much effort).Rate it:

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knock oneself outTo go ahead; to do as one pleasesRate it:

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knock oneself outto grant permission for or to give endorsement of a suggestion or proposal, especially when the speaker is not interested in its outcome.Rate it:

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knock outTo render someone unconscious, as by a blow to the head.Rate it:

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knock out of the boxTo cause a pitcher to be replaced by heavy hitting.Rate it:

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knock out of the boxTo cause something to be replaced by something else.Rate it:

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knock the living daylights out ofTo knock out; to hit and cause to be unconscious.Rate it:

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four sheets to the windExtremely drunkRate it:

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as the wind blowsaccording to circumstanceRate it:

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bag of windA windbag.Rate it:

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break windTo flatulate; fart; to expel gases generated during digestion through the anus.Rate it:

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candle in the windA fragile or vulnerable thing, likely to be put in jeopardy.Rate it:

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close to the windUsed other than as an idiom: see close to, the, wind.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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close to the windUsed other than as an idiom: see close to, the, wind.Rate it:

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close to the windIn a direction almost opposite to that from which the wind is blowingRate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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eat the windTo take a walk.Rate it:

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get the wind upTo become frightened or disturbed.Rate it:

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get wind ofTo hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.Rate it:

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gone with the winddeadRate it:

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have the wind upTo be frightened or disturbed.Rate it:

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in the windImpending or in the offing; imminent.Rate it:

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it's an ill windAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows no goodAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows no one any goodAlternative form of it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodThere is usually something of benefit to someone, no matter how bad the situation.Rate it:

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like the windquickly, at a high speed.Rate it:

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put the wind upTo frighten or disturb.Rate it:

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sail close to the windTo sail in a direction close to that from which the wind is blowing, but still making headwayRate it:

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sail close to the windTo behave in a manner that is on the verge of being dangerous, improper or illegalRate it:

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sow the wind and reap the whirlwindAlternative form of sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.Rate it:

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sow the wind, reap the whirlwindEvery decision has consequences; a person's actions will come back to him.Rate it:

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three sheets to the windthe state of being quite inebriatedRate it:

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three sheets to the windDrunk.Rate it:

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throw caution to the windDo something despite the risks.Rate it:

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throw to the windTo discard or dispense with, especially in an abrupt or reckless manner.Rate it:

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twist in the windTo be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure.Rate it:

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