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pour oil on troubled watersTo calm something or someone who is tenacious or misbehaving.Rate it:

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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.Rate it:

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muddy the watersTo make something unclear and difficult to understand.Rate it:

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test the watersTo explore or probe, as before making a commitment.Rate it:

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pour outTo leave a place quickly, and in large numbers.Rate it:

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pour outTo talk volubly and deeply. Usually implies telling the truth.Rate it:

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pour outTo serve a drink into a cup or glass.Rate it:

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pour cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.Rate it:

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pour gasoline on the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:

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pour one's heart outTo express one's innermost thoughts or feelings.Rate it:

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burn the midnight oilTo work studiously, especially late into the night.Rate it:

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crude oilunrefined petroleumRate it:

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Lard-OilAn oil from pork-fat-'LARD' whose viscosity was regulated according to environment in which it was utilized. The oil used in Railroad Switchman's signal-lanterns.Rate it:

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oil and waterTwo things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.Rate it:

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oil burnerA device whose operation causes apparent combustion of lubricating oil.Rate it:

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oil burnerA heating device which burns fuel oil; an oil furnace.Rate it:

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oil burnerA machine that uses oil as its fuel.Rate it:

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oil colourpaintingRate it:

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oil paintingworks of artRate it:

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oil trashAn uncultured, rowdy roughneck employed in the petroleum industry, especially a "white trash" person if used negatively.Rate it:

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snake oilA fraudulent, ineffective potion or nostrum; panacea.Rate it:

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snake oilA type of 19th century patent medicine sold in the United States that claimed to contain snake fat, supposedly a Native American remedy for various ailments.Rate it:

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snake oilAny product with exaggerated marketing but questionable or unverifiable quality.Rate it:

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snake oilSnake oil is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat joint pain.Rate it:

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FortnightOilA Specially Refined Lantern-oil for the Switchman's Signal Lanterns used on the Grand Trunk Railroad. 'Topped-Off' Lanterns generally required refilling after a 'fortnight' of duty time. (Conjecture)Rate it:

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apa sâmbeteiSaturday's waters.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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be motherTo pour out tea for others.Rate it:

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brown powerThe production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.Rate it:

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deep waterWaters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.Rate it:

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drill rigAn oil rig.Rate it:

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drilling rigAn oil rig.Rate it:

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idiot lightAny warning light or indicator on the dashboard of a car, designed to alert the driver of problems, such as the parking brake being on or the oil being low.Rate it:

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member for barkshireSaid of one troubled with a cough, vulgarly styled barking.Rate it:

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run offTo pour or spill off or over.Rate it:

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yellow greaseUsed vegetable oil purposed for use as biodiesel.Rate it:

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