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a bit muchMore than is reasonable.
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much of a muchnessOf two or more things, having little difference of any significance between them.
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so much asEven; suggests a minimum, especially regarding what might be expected.
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so much forAn expression of disregard, or resignation; something said upon giving up, quitting, or disposing of something.
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not much of anythingVery little; not a lot.
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ache forTo desire, or want something, or someone, very much.
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as if there were no tomorrowto an excessive degree, desperately, very quickly or very much
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johned upTo write or say something that doesn't make much sense to other people; inside joke.
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make an exhibition of oneselfShe had far too much to drink and made an exhibition of herself by flirting with everyone.
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go byTo pass, to go past, without much interaction.
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hammer outTo come to an agreement after much arguing.
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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.
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all talk and no actionSpeaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing little
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bash outTo write something very quickly, without much thought.
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one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.
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a great dealVery much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.
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absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.
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against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.
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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.
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as all get-outExtremely; to a superlative degree; very much.
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big mouthThe mouth of someone who talks too much, especially by making exaggerated claims or by inappropriately revealing information.
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bigger fish to fryA much more pressing issue to attend to.
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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.
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cold comfortMuch less reassurance, consolation, aid, or pleasure than one needs or desires.
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cradle robberA person who marries or becomes romantically involved with someone who is much younger or who employs or otherwise engages a young person for a purpose inappropriate for his or her age.
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crying shameIt's a crying shame that so much money has been wasted on this pointless political campaign.
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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.
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embarrassment of richesAn abundance or overabundance of something; too much of a good thing.
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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.
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for all one is worthIntensely, vigorously, with as much effort as one can supply.
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full as a googHaving eaten too much, or being drunk.
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give away the storeTo transact, trade, or negotiate badly, by paying, providing, or conceding too much to the other party.
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hands downWithout much effort; easily.
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high as a kiteVery much under the influence of drugs, extremely high.
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in a canterWithout much effort; easily.
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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.
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knock for a loopTo astonish; to surprise very much.
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la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe final thing that is too much and forces a reaction; the straw that broke the camel's back.
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landing stripA cultivated pubic hair pattern in which much of the pubic hair is removed, leaving only a central vertical line or rectangle.
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last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.
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let aloneMuch less; to say nothing of.
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lionA large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.
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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).
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make the most ofTo profit as much as possible from.
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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.
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no brainerSomething that supposedly doesn’t take much intellectual thought. Whoever says that something is a no brainer is usually the one with no brains.
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not long for this worldUnlikely to remain for much time.
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out the wazooOut the ass; excessive or excessively; too much.
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road movieA film in which much of the action takes place during a journey, especially one involving overland travel.
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rob the cradleTo marry or become romantically involved with a much younger person.
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