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as muchUsed other than as an idiom: see as, much.
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as muchAlmost, very nearly.
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as muchAn emphatic, emphasizing smallness.
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as muchLikewise, similarly, in a similar manner.
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a bit muchMore than is reasonable.
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much lessLet alone; to say nothing of.
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much of a muchnessOf two or more things, having little difference of any significance between them.
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protest too muchTo insist so passionately about something not being true that people suspect the opposite of what one is saying.
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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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as much use as a chocolate fireguardUseless; pointless.
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as much use as a chocolate teapotThoroughly useless.
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much ado about nothingA lot of fuss about something trivial.
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not much of anythingVery little; not a lot.
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too much bed makes a dull headToo much inactivity makes one less mentally acute.
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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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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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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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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 good dealVery much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.
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a great dealVery much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.
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a lotMany things, much.
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a lotvery much; a great deal; to a large extent.
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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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as the next girlTo a reasonable degree; as much as a typical person: especially, as much as a typical woman.
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as the next guyTo a reasonable degree; as much as a typical person or man.
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at a canterWithout much effort; easily.
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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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cheap as chipsVery cheap, not costing much.
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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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don't knock yourself outDon't overexert yourself (in doing something that does not require much effort).
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eat like a pigTo chew noisily, with one's mouth open, or with much greed.
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embarrassment of richesAn abundance or overabundance of something; too much of a good thing.
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esagerazionea bit much
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esagerazioneMore than is reasonable; a bit too much.
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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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