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

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in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is kingAmong others with a disadvantage or disability, the one with the mildest disadvantage or disability is regarded as the greatest.Even someone without much talent or ability is considered special by those with no talent or ability at all.Rate it:

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flogging the landDamaging agricultural land through excessive grazing or clearing.Rate it:

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fat of the landThe greatest part of anything; the finest and most abundant share of resources; the cream of the crop.Rate it:

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land of opportunityA nickname for the United States.Rate it:

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land of plentyA utopia that provides for all one's needsRate it:

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land poorIn a condition of poverty as a result of inability to meet tax payments or other financial requirements for one's land holdings.Rate it:

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lay of the landThe physical characteristics of the terrain or surrounding natural environment.Rate it:

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lay of the landThe trends, feelings, intentions, and other factors influencing a strategic, political, or social situation.Rate it:

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Promised LandThe area historically known as Judea, which was promised to the Israelites by God according to oral tradition recorded in the Book of Genesis.Rate it:

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Promised LandAmerica.Rate it:

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Promised LandAny place to which one eagerly seeks to go and which one expects to greatly improve one's situation.Rate it:

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Promised LandHeaven or the afterlife.Rate it:

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see how the land liesTo wait for all the information about something before taking action.Rate it:

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put one's feet upTo relax.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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find one's feetTo grow in confidence in a new situation as one gains experience.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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let the grass grow under one's feetTo be idle; to fail to make progress.Rate 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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get cold feetTo become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.Rate it:

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

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itchy feetRestlessness.Rate it:

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

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

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

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

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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