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larger than lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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larger than lifeVery imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.Rate it:

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larger-than-lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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larger-than-lifeVery imposing, renowned, or impressively influential.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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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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don't drive faster than your guardian angel can flyDriving (a vehicle) very fast is a dangerous act.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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finer than frog hairExtremely fine.Rate it:

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deader than discoUnquestionably deadRate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.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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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.Rate it:

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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.Rate it:

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better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:

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better Dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:

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better safe than sorryIt is preferable to be cautious in one's choices and actions than to suffer afterwards.Rate it:

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better than sexSuperlative; wonderful.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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deader than discoextremely old-fashionedRate it:

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dumber than a door-nailSomeone who is just stupid, and doesn't even know what doornail means anyway so isn't really insulted by the term anyway.Rate it:

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easier said than doneEasy to propose, but difficult to accomplish.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's bellyTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.Rate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's stomachTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.Rate it:

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have more chins than a Chinese phone bookTo be exceedingly fat, especially under the chin (as in a "double chin").Rate it:

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it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.Rate it:

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lighter than airReference; Aircraft which maintain 'lift' because of 'gasses', 'hot vapors', 'heated air'; e.g. Blimps, Dirigibles, 'Hot-Air' Balloons: Able to lift objects, beings with weight greater than the Aircraft itself:Rate it:

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more Catholic than the PopeAdhering more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine.Rate it:

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more Catholic than the PopehypocriticalRate it:

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more cry than woolAsserted but not grounded in reality.Rate it:

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more than you can shake a stick atAlternative form of more than one can shake a stick at.Rate it:

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one's bark is worse than one's biteThe individual acts threatening but is relatively harmless.Rate it:

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other thanexcept, besidesRate it:

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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.Rate it:

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slower than molassesAlternative form of slow as molasses.Rate it:

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than a bygodUsed with a comparative to express extreme heat or cold.Rate it:

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the pen is mightier than the swordMore influence and power can be usurped by writing than by fighting.Rate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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two heads are better than oneSome problems may be solved more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.Rate it:

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you attract more flies with honey than vinegarAlternative form of you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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