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full of piss and vinegarExuberant or enthusiastic, especially to an excessive degree; brazen.Rate it:

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piss and vinegarExuberance or enthusiasm, especially to an excessive degree; bravado; youthful energy.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 attract more flies with honey than vinegarAlternative form of you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.Rate it:

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piss and moanTo complain, especially needlessly and loudly.Rate it:

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kangaroo pissBeer, especially of inferior quality.Rate it:

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piss offTo leave, to go away.Rate it:

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piss offTo annoy, anger.Rate it:

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piss up a ropeTo engage in futile or impossible activity.Rate it:

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kangaroo pissUsed other than as an idiom: see kangaroo, piss.Rate it:

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cat pissAny beverage of low quality.Rate it:

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couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryIs unable even to organise a project that requires no planning; is incompetent.Rate it:

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piss aboutto joke or playRate it:

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piss aboutto misbehave; to act foolishlyRate it:

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piss aroundto joke or playRate it:

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piss aroundto misbehave; to act foolishlyRate it:

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piss awayTo spend wastefully.Rate it:

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piss in someone's cornflakesTo disappoint or irritate someone.Rate it:

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piss like a racehorseTo urinate profusely.Rate it:

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piss money up the wallTo waste money, normally through ineptness in business.Rate it:

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piss on someone's bonfireto disappoint or discourage someone by ruining or criticising their plans or aspirations.Rate it:

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piss one's pantsto wet oneself, to urinate in one's clothes when they're being worn.Rate it:

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piss one's pantsto laugh uncontrollablyRate it:

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piss upAlternative spelling of piss-up.Rate it:

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piss upto screw up, make a mess ofRate it:

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piss upto blunder, to make a mistakeRate it:

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take the pissAre you takin' the piss? You'll get yer 'ead bashed in.Rate it:

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take the pissEveryone takes the piss out of the bankers these days.Rate it:

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take the pissTo ridicule or mock.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterUsed other than as an idiom: see bread, and, butter.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterRelating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.Rate it:

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by/in leaps and boundsvery quickly, in large amountsRate it:

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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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here and thereFrom time to time.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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make like a tree and leaveto leave, departRate it:

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off and onIntermittently.Rate it:

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rain cats and dogsTo rain very heavily.Rate it:

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raining cats and dogsRaining heavilyRate it:

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rise and shineUsed to wish someone happiness upon waking upRate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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