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do as i say and not as i doDon't imitate my behavior but obey my instructions.Rate it:

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do as I say, not as I doAlternative form of do as I say and not as I do.Rate it:

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let's not and say we didIndicates that the speaker does not agree with a proposed action of a group, and does not wish to participate.Rate it:

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not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:

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not to sayUsed other than as an idiom: see not, to, say.Rate it:

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not to sayEven; perhaps; almost.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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you don't sayreally?; no kidding!; is that so? sometimes used sarcastically in response to the obviousRate it:

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The Hell You Say?Depression Daze Ejaculation Offered In Response to Another's Astonishing, Earth Shaking, Unbelievable, Astounding 'Remark':Rate it:

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you can say that againThat is very true.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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I'd sayIt is my estimate or opinion.Rate it:

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I'll sayUsed to indicate emphatic agreement.Rate it:

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i'll say amen to that!Amen offers a verbal agreement, an end-all to a prayer, a statement, an agreement in progress.Rate it:

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needless to sayClearly, obviously (because it is visually obvious).Rate it:

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say again"What did you say?" or "Repeat what you have said." A polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been said.Rate it:

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say cheeseUsed imperatively to elicit a smile from someone for a photograph by their saying "cheese" (the vowel of which, when pronounced as is usual in English, forces a somewhat smile-shaped mouth).Rate it:

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say goodbyeTo separate from someone.Rate it:

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say goodbyeTo wish someone farewell upon their leaving.Rate it:

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say graceTo recite a prayer of invocation or thanksgiving at meal time.Rate it:

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say soauthoritative decisionRate it:

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say sopower of decisionRate it:

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say uncleTo indicate submission, such as when wrestling; to ask for mercy.Rate it:

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say whatWhat did you say?; Huh?; expresses incredulity.Rate it:

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to say nothing ofused by the speaker to mention another important, usually related, point; an apophasisRate it:

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to say the leastUsed to suggest that what was previously stated was an understatement.Rate it:

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what do you sayUsed to ask someone if they are willing to do something.Rate it:

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what do you sayUsed to ask or remind a child to say a polite expression.Rate it:

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wouldn't say boo to a gooseDescribing a quiet, exceptionally shy person.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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believe it or notYou may not believe the following, but it is true.Rate it:

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not evenNot going to happen; noRate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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all that glisters is not goldAlternative form of all that glitters is not gold.Rate it:

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all that glitters is not goldThings that appear valuable or worthwhile might not actually be so, things that look nice might not be as good as they look.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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as like as notprobablyRate it:

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as often as notMore or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.Rate it:

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believe it or notAn expression made famous by Ripley in his news column featuring difficult to believe facts, events, situations, people, truisms.Rate it:

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children should be seen and not heardChildren should behave well and be quiet, especially in the presence of adults.Rate it:

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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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could not get elected dogcatcherIs unpopular.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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down the road, not across the streetAlong the radial artery rather than across the wrist from side to side.Rate it:

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