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pigs might flyusually used as a response (often with hint of sarcasm) to a situation that you think there is no chance of ever occurringRate it:

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monkeys might fly out of my buttusually used as a response (often with hint of sarcasm) to a situation that you think there is no chance of ever occurringRate it:

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if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:

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pigs can flyAlternative form of pigs might fly.Rate it:

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when pigs flyNever.Rate it:

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might is rightAlternative form of might makes right.Rate it:

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might makes rightThe stronger and more powerful rule others, control the situation or determine right and wrong.Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsNever.Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsShortened form of if pigs had wings they would fly.Rate it:

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fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thingRate it:

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fly off the handleTo become very angry or enraged; to throw a fit or go crazy.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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a fly in the ointmentsomething that creates or introduces an impedimentRate it:

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a fly by nightUnreliable or untrustworthy, especially in business or financial matters.Rate it:

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bar flyA person who frequents bars or lounges to get drunk.Rate it:

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crane flydaddy longlegsRate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo pilot an aircraft without the aid of instruments and without a flight plan, using only instinct, visual observation, and practical judgment.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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fly in the face ofTo act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.Rate it:

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fly in the ointmentSomething which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail.Rate it:

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fly like a rockto travel through the air with little or no benefit from aerodynamic liftRate it:

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fly lowto have one's fly (zipper) undone.Rate it:

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fly offto flee rapidly; to run away.Rate it:

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fly on the wallA quiet, non-participating, or unseen observer; an eavesdropper or witness.Rate it:

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fly out of the trapsto start quickly.Rate it:

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fly the coopTo depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee.Rate it:

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fly the coopTo escape from a pen or similar enclosure.Rate it:

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fly the freak flagTo behave in a unconventional or unrestrained manner; to exhibit the uninhibited side of one's personality.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightA creatures which flies at night; a nocturnal flier or traveler.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightBusinesses that appear and disappear rapidly, or that give an impression of transience.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. .Rate it:

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fly-by-nightTraveling businessmen and tradesmen.Rate it:

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Go Fly A KiteGet Outa Here, Leave Town, "I Don't B'lieve Ya!"Rate it:

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let flyTo kick or hit a projectile with great force.Rate it:

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like a blue-arsed flyTo be frantic, harried or restlessRate it:

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on the flySpontaneously or extemporaneously; done as one goes, or during another activity.Rate it:

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wouldn't hurt a flyTo be of very gentle nature.Rate it:

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it's a long road that has no turningencouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.Rate it:

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so much asEven; suggests a minimum, especially regarding what might be expected.Rate it:

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wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a group with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable actions by members of the group.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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desperate times call for desperate measuresIn adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.Rate it:

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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.Rate it:

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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.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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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:

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blue wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a police force with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable police actions.Rate it:

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brick and mortarBuildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]Rate it:

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come what mayIn spite of anything that might happen; whatever may occur.Rate it:

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full-fledgedHaving all its feathers; able to fly.Rate it:

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