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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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like a duck takes to waterVery naturally; without effort.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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quack like a duckTo appear to be exactly what one is.Rate it:

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it takes all kinds to make a worldDiversity is essential: the world would be incomplete if everyone were alike.He irons his clothes how?! That's crazy! Well, I guess it takes all kinds.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.Rate it:

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what it takesEverything that is required.Rate it:

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whatever it takesAnything that may be required to achieve an objective.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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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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tight as a duck's arseExtremely tight, mean, excessively thriftyRate it:

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all duck or no dinnerAll or nothing.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo do something for the first time.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo score one's first run in an innings.Rate it:

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dead duckA project that is doomed to failure from the start.Rate it:

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dead duckOne who is in serious danger or trouble.Rate it:

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duck outTo depart quickly or exit abruptly, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.Rate it:

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duck outTo depart quickly or exit abruptly by way of, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.Rate it:

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duck outTo move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.Rate it:

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duck testfor application of common sense and/or intuition regardless of technical parameters.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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no duck no dinnerNo money to pay for food, then you go hungryRate it:

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odd duckAn unusual person, especially an individual with an idiosyncratic personality or peculiar behavioral characteristics.Rate it:

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sitting duckAn obvious or unconcealed target.Rate it:

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like father, like sonA son will have traits similar to his father upon reaching adulthood.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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blood in the waterAlternative spelling of Blood in the Water.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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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blown out of the waterAn alibi, excuse, pleading, story, testimony misrepresentation.Rate it:

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body of waterUsed other than as an idiom: see body, of, water.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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carry water forTo perform menial tasks for; to serve; to assist.Rate it:

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come hell or high waterRegardless of the hardships.Rate it:

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dead in the waterNearly dead, doomed.Rate it:

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deep waterA difficult or embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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deep waterWaters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.Rate it:

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hell or high waterHighly adverse circumstances; acts of God.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo be patient; to control one's impulses.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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hold waterTo withstand scrutiny or criticism; to be valid.Rate it:

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