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not to put too fine a point on itUsed to apologise for a possibly impolite statement one is making.Rate it:

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fine feathers make fine birdsSomething that appears beautiful or good is by definition beautiful or good.Rate it:

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not a minute too soonat the last possible moment; just in timeRate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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fine words butter no parsnipsTalking about doing something does not get it done.Rate it:

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chance'd be a fine thingGiven to indicate that an aforementioned thing would be desirable but unlikely. Comparable to if I should be so lucky.Rate it:

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cut it fineTo achieve something at the last possible moment, or with no margin for error.Rate it:

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fine as frog hairExtremely fine.Rate it:

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fine lineA difference, albeit vague and difficult to discern.Rate it:

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fine printThe details, restrictions, terms, or conditions, especially of a contract, often printed in very small type.Rate it:

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waste not, want notIf one is not wasteful then one will not be needy.Rate it:

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too much bed makes a dull headToo much inactivity makes one less mentally acute.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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bridge too farA step or action that is too ambitious; an act of overreaching.Rate it:

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go too farTo exceed an unstated limit, especially a limit of acceptable behaviour.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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in too deepIn a situation where one can't cope.Rate it:

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it's never too late to mendYouRate it:

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none tooNot veryRate it:

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one too manyUsed other than as an idiom: see one, too, many.Rate it:

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one too manyOne or more serving too much of alcohol, which leads to drunkenness.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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this too shall passNothing, good or bad, lasts forever. Used to indicate that a current situation or event, no matter how wonderful or horrible it is, will not last forever.Rate it:

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this too shall pass awayAlternative form of this too shall pass.Rate it:

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too badIt is unfortunate that.Rate it:

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too badThat's a pity; that's unfortunate.Rate it:

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too big for one's bootsFar less capable than one's claims to be.Rate it:

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too big for one's britchesDisturbingly confident, unacceptably cocky.Rate it:

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too big for one's britchesToo large to fit into one's pants.Rate it:

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too clever by halfShrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful.Rate it:

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too hot to holdA place that has too much police activity to harbor a fugitive unnoticed.Rate it:

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too many balls in the airAttempting to accomplish many projects in one time period.Rate it:

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too many balls in the airToo many tasks, responsibilities, or details to cope with or manage successfully.Rate it:

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too many cooks spoil the brothIf too many people try to take charge at a task, the end product might be ruined.Rate it:

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too rich for one's bloodToo expensive or fancy to suit one's taste or preferences.Rate it:

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wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.Rate it:

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you're never too old to learnIt is possible to learn new things, at any age; (implying) follow your desires and dreamsRate it:

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point outTo identify with a bodily gesture, notably by pointing a finger or implement.Rate it:

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at this point in timeRight now.Rate it:

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beside the pointIrrelevant, moot.Rate it:

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boiling pointThe temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure.Rate it:

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boiling pointThe state of being heated, with high aggression.Rate it:

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Brownie pointCredit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.Rate it:

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case in pointAn example that illustrates a point.Rate it:

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get right to the pointReference a lack of focus, an offer of myriad solutions without indicating one with most viability. A lack of preciseness, lack of indicating best choice. An evasive response in a tenable situation.Rate it:

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get the pointTo understand; to interpret correctly.Rate it:

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get to the pointTo state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.Rate it:

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lowest point in my lifeTo experience extrene depression as a result of certain circumstances, loss of a lov'd one, financial or personal reverses, physical or emotional deprivation.Rate it:

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make a pointTo argue or promote an idea.Rate it:

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make a pointTo take care in doing something of something; to pay attention or ensure that something is done.Rate it:

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