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one can't fight city halltaking on any government entity in a contest is difficult and easier said than done.Rate it:

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you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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city slickerOne accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle or unsuited to life in the country.Rate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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hall porterhotel employeeRate it:

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how do i get to carnegie hallA set phrase, spoken as a rhetorical question, which is answered "Practice, practice, practice!" or sometimes with the humorous literal directions to Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th.Rate it:

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music hallvaudevilleRate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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bun fightAn altercation, especially one which is chaotic, not terribly serious, or outright ridiculous.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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fight in armourTo have sex while using a condom.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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fight offTo resist, particularly an infection or an emotion.Rate it:

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fight shy ofTo avoid something.Rate it:

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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with terms so attractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with the results of failing to accept so unattractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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so quiet one can hear a pin dropSaid during a lull in a normally bustling place or scene, or as the result of a sudden dramatic or tense moment.Rate it:

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I can tell youEmphasises the truth of a statement.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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you can hang your hat on thatIt's something to put faith in, to rely upon or trust (when used in a positive connotation).Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.Rate it:

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don't drive faster than your guardian angel can flyDriving (a vehicle) very fast is a dangerous act.Rate it:

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I can tell youUsed other than as an idiom: see I, can, tell, you.Rate it:

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position can be far left or right life to allow for tilting...You must allow tilting when photographing the subject.TRate it:

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a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer, Rate it:

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money can't buy happinessMoney can buy external things, but true happiness comes from inside.Rate it:

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

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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

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beggars can't be choosers(proverb) When resources are limited, one must accept even substandard gifts.Rate it:

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booze canA nightclub or bar, especially one which operates illegally or is otherwise disreputable.Rate it:

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can itTo silence; to quit doing something; to put an end to something.Rate it:

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can of wormsA complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.Rate it:

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can of wormsA troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.Rate it:

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can't get enoughTo greatly enjoy; to like a lotRate it:

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can't make ends meetTto earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt.Rate it:

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