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lunatics have taken over the asylumSaid of a situation in which those in charge are incapable of handling their responsibilities, and should rather be put under scrutiny themselves.Rate it:

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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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have one's name takenTo receive a yellow cardRate it:

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inmates running the asylumAlternative form of lunatics have taken over the asylumRate it:

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be taken illDue to sudden illness.Rate it:

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be taken illTo become ill.Rate it:

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get taken inTo be fooled; to fall for.Rate it:

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get taken inTo be unofficially fostered.Rate it:

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could have, would have, should haveExpressing regret at something that cannot now be changed.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for ZUsed to suggest by analogy that Y has frequent interaction with Z or spends substantial time thinking about Z. Often used with other language, country or region stereotypes.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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over and overRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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over and over againRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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have a snootfulTo be drunk.Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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have ants in one's pantsTo be sexually excited.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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have a green thumbA person with a green thumb, a natural skill for gardening.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryC. 1710, Jonathan Swift, The Journal to Stella, ch. 2, Letter 15.Rate it:

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have a mind like a sieveTo have a poor memory; to have difficulty remembering things.Rate it:

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have bats in one's belfryTo be crazy or eccentric.Rate it:

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have a blastTo thoroughly enjoy; to be excited or have lots of fun.Rate it:

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have a stabTo make an attempt, a try.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/have X, will travelIndicates that the speaker is ready for everything, provided they have X.Rate it:

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as luck may have itby chance, luckilyRate it:

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as luck would have itAs it happened; how it turned out; by good fortune; fortunately or luckily.Rate it:

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could have fooled meAlternative form of you could have fooled meRate it:

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ding, ding, ding, we have a winnerSaid when somebody answers a question correctly.Rate it:

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do you have a boyfriendUsed to ask whether the interlocutor has a boyfriend.Rate it:

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do you have a girlfriendUsed to ask whether the interlocutor has a girlfriend.Rate it:

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do you have a menu in EnglishA question used to ask for a restaurant menu in the English languageRate it:

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do you have any brothers or sistersUsed to ask whether someone has any siblings.Rate it:

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do you have any petsUsed to ask whether the interlocutor is an owner of pets.Rate it:

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do you have childrenUsed to ask whether somebody is a parent of children.Rate it:

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do you have Wi-FiAsks if there is any available Wi-Fi connection.Rate it:

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doesn't have both oars in the watercrazyRate it:

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doesn't have two nickels to rub togetherReference an individual whom from all evidence and appearances is badly bent and broken relative to personal finances.Rate it:

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eat one's cake and have it tooAlternative form of have one's cake and eat it tooRate it:

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have a ballTo enjoy thoroughly; to have lots of fun or excitement.Rate it:

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have a bone to pickTo have a complaint or grievance with somebody.Rate it:

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

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have a bun in the ovenTo be pregnant; to be expecting a baby.Rate it:

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have a coupleTo drink enough alcohol to be slightly drunkRate it:

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have a cowTo get angry; have a fit.Rate it:

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have a fable forTo have a weakness for something.Rate it:

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have a fewTo drink enough alcohol to be slightly drunkRate it:

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have a fitTo become suddenly enraged.Rate it:

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have a fitTo experience an epileptic seizure.Rate it:

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