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beautiful peopleFashionable, privileged, glamorous people, especially those belonging to international high society.
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man of the peopleOne who shows understanding of and sympathy for the concerns of ordinary people, and who has a rapport with and acceptance by ordinary people.
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of all peopleEspecially; more than other people.
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people personSomeone who is happier or more skilled at dealing with people rather than things or concepts.
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people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stonesDo not criticize others if you have weaknesses yourself.
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people's republicA self-designation of states with Marxist-Leninist governments.
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people's republicA particular area with strong left-leaning tendencies, especially one with a certain level of autonomy
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people's republicUsed other than as an idiom: see people, 's, republic.
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some peopleExpresses disgust at the actions of a person; a response to a person doing something silly, bizarre, nonsensical or ill-mannered.
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acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people.
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birds of a featherPeople having similar characters, backgrounds, interests, or beliefs.
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get a lifeUsed sarcastically to tell someone who keeps meddling in other people's business, or gossiping about others, to stop obsessing over other people's lives and to concentrate on themselves and do something useful.
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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.
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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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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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ask roundTo enquire about something to different people.
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be in onTo be a party to a secret shared by a small group of people.
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close offTo seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.
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close upTo move people closer together.
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fall in withTo join a group of people.
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fit intoTo be of similar cultural or social status as the members of a group of people.
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read outTo read something and say the words to inform other people.
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ring roundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.
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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.
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run off withTo leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong.
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ask aroundTo enquire about something to different people.
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bring inTo introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.
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hair-splittingThe act of finding exceedingly small differences which are probably neither important nor noticeable to most people.
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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.
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a man is known by the company he keepsPeople are similar in character to their friends.
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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.
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ad nauseamuntil people are sick of
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add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.
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age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.
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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.
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all the world's a stagePeople have roles to play in life just as actors do in the theatre.
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aluminum showerAn event at which people give household items made of aluminum to the war effort.
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apr├Ęs-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.
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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.
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at all hoursLate into the night or early morning; when people ought to be sleeping.
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barking dogs seldom bitePeople who make big threats never usually carry them out.
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beast with two backsTwo people engaged in sexual intercourse.
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beer gogglesThe illusion that people are more attractive, brought on by alcohol consumption.
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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.
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birds and beesInformal sex education, especially describing the sexual activity of animals rather than that of people.
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birds of a feather flock togetherPeople of similar character, background, or taste tend to congregate or associate with one another.
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birds of the feather flock togetherPeople who are alike physically tend to congregate and socialize together, despite government efforts at forced integration.
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black manBlack people collectively; black culture.
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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people .
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black-on-blackInteractions that occur between black people, notably crime that is perpetrated by one black person against another.
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