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knocked into a cocked hatAn expression of such nature and composition so as to capture rapt attention, create an air of suspense, curiosity or mystery.Rate it:

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go off half-cockedTo take a premature or ill-considered action.Rate it:

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knocked for a sixto be defeated; outwitted; outfoxed; beatenRate it:

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knocked upknocked upRate it:

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you can hang your hat on thatIt's something to put faith in, to rely upon or trust (when used in a positive connotation).Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all hat, no cattleDresses like a cowboy, but isn't really a cowboy; a "drugstore cowboy"Rate it:

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at the drop of a hatWithout any hesitation; instantly.Rate it:

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brick in one's hatdrunkenness.Rate it:

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eat one's hatUsed in a result clause to express disbelief in the conditional clause proposition.Rate it:

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hang one's hatLiteral meaning.Rate it:

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hang one's hatTo call a place home.Rate it:

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hang up one's hatLiteral meaning.Rate it:

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hang up one's hatTo end one's career.Rate it:

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hang your hat on thatAssume or take credit for an idea, suggestion, phrase, development, creation, invention, proclamation, prediction, accomplishment, result, acceptance at large for your creation, art.performance et al:Rate it:

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hang your hat on that oneA startling result, an accomplishment, a hard won contest, an acclaimed development, something very stable, dependable, worthy of note, salutary.Rate it:

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hat in handWith humility; in an apologetic or self-effacing fashion.Rate it:

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

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home is where you hang your hatRather than feeling nostalgic or sentimental, one should simply accept any place where one happens to reside as one's home.1948, Ruth L. Yorck, "D.P.Rate it:

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old hatSomething uninteresting, hackneyed, or passé due to overuse or long-standing familiarity..Rate it:

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old hatSomething widely or long practiced, known, or accepted; something conventional.Rate it:

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old hatSomething with which one is very familiar, or in which one is experienced or skilled.Rate it:

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pass the hatTo ask for money, especially from a group of people; to solicit donations or contributions.Rate it:

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pick out of a hatTo determine by chance.Rate it:

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pick out of a hatTo substitute a guess for unavailable data.Rate it:

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pull a rabbit out of a hatTo do something surprising or beneficial.Rate it:

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pull a rabbit out-of a hatSurprise everyone, 'obtain an almost impossible resultRate it:

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pull out of the hatTo select at random, or seemingly at random.Rate it:

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put one's name in the hatTo run in an election or to nominate oneself for consideration in some other selection process; to nominate someone other than oneself for such consideration.Rate it:

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stovepipe hatA type of top hat worn mainly in the 19th century, made of silk or other materials and having a very tall, cylindrical, flat-topped crown.Rate it:

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take one's hat off toTo publicly praise or thank.Rate it:

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talk through one's hatTo assert something as true or valid; to bluff.Rate it:

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talk through one's hatTo speak lacking expertise, authority, or knowledge; to invent or fabricate facts.Rate it:

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throw one's hat in the ringTo announce one's candidacy in a contest.Rate it:

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tip of the hatA gesture of acknowledgement; often, an expression of gratitude.Rate it:

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tip one's hatTo acknowledge or show respect; to honor.Rate it:

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tip one's hatTo briefly remove or tap one's hat as a gesture of greeting, deference, or respect.Rate it:

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top hatA man's formal hat, with a tall cylindrical crown (often of silk).Rate it:

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under one's hatConcealed; confidential; secret.Rate it:

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white hatA white hat hacker.Rate it:

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it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of godThe rich can afford more immoral behavior than the poor.Rate it:

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square peg into a round hole(idiomatic) Something or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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turn intoTo transform into; become.Rate it:

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back intoTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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fall intoTo go into something by falling.Rate it:

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fit intoTo be of the right size and shape to be placed in a location.Rate it:

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fit intoTo be of similar cultural or social status as the members of a group of people.Rate it:

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hack intoTo reduce something to by hacking with a cutting instrument.Rate it:

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light intoAttack.Rate it:

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