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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.
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f** thisThe phrase emphatically diminishes the activity or event referred to and expresses that the speaker will have no more to do with it.
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screw thisscrew this
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watch this spaceAn indication that a development will follow.
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blow this pop standTo exit or remove oneself from a less than exciting location or environment.
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blow this popsicle standTo leave an establishment speedily.
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out of this worldExceptionally high quality; wonderful; marvellous.
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at this point in timeRight now.
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in aid to this factIn addition to; and futhermore.
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in this day and ageIn the current time period of years.
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not long for this worldUnlikely to remain for much time.
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shuffle off this mortal coilTo die; to divest oneself of one's mortal body.
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this won't get the baby into a short dressTo take inadequate action dealing with an opportunity
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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.
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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.
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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William Shakespeare
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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"
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all-conqueringthis is used when you are describing someone or something as better than anyone else. They are at the top level they can be
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assault and battery. This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.
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banyan dayIn British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.
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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.
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be still my heartCalm down, this situation is too exciting or overly distressing.
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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.
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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.
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by the way[...] I had counted on a life-lease of the profits, whereas I only received those of a few short years. But this is by the way.
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che sera seraUsed to express a personal philosophy of fatalism1604, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus:Why then belike we must sin, / And so consequently die. / Aye, we must die an everlasting death. / What doctrine call you this ? Che, sera, sera: / What will be*, shall be; Divinity adieu. / These Metaphysics of Magicians, / And necromantic books, are heavenly.
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close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.
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come out of the closetTo tell others about homosexuality, bisexuality or any minority or disapproved-of belief, preference, etc., where previously this had been kept secret.
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cry for helpIn her second year at the school Alexis stopped doing her homework and would often scribble on walls. Her teachers wondered whether this was a cry for help, or if she was simply misbehaving.
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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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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.
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ears are burningBeing the topic of discussion in another place; or sensing that this is happening.
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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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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.
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fishtailThe tail of a fish, or an object resembling this.
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for goodness' sakeThis interjection expresses frustration, exasperation, annoyance.
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for goodness' sakeThis interjection expresses surprise or amazement.
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fork overI forked over half the allotment this morning.
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green thumbA person with this skill.
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hereinaboveAbove this, in this document.
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hold the phoneStop; wait; woah. What's this? Look at this!.
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it is what it isThis circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.
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it is what it isThis thing has its own distinct nature; this thing is itself.
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jump ropeA single jump in this game or activity, counted as a measure of achievement.
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jumped-upWe're doomed if this wee jumped-up monkey gets Gordon Smith's blessing.
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Kwitcherbelliakin!Anyone Whom Duzent No This Is Pulling My Leg!
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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieres
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man of partsA man that is talented in multiple areas of life. This includes but is not limited to the area of seduction. He puts very little emphasis on memorized scripts or "peacocking" and instead relies on individualized ways to charm a woman.
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mint sauceserve this with lamb
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monkey businessDo your homework and forget about all this monkey business.
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