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rock the boatTo disturb the status quo or go against rules or conventions, as in an effort to get attention.Rate it:

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boy in the boatClitoris.Rate it:

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float someone's boatTo interest or appeal to someone; to make someone happy.Rate it:

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fresh off the boatNewly arrived from a foreign place, especially as an immigrant who is still unfamiliar with the customs and language of his or her new environment.Rate it:

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gravy boatcrockery itemRate it:

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in the same boatIn the same situation or predicament; having the same problems.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).Rate it:

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narrow boatcanal bargeRate it:

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push the boat outTo do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration.Rate it:

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whatever floats your boatWhat makes you happy; what stimulates you.Rate it:

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rock upTo work one's way vertically up a chimney or cleft using a rocking movement.Rate it:

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rock upTo turn up to a place or function unexpectedly, or without notice or prior warning.Rate it:

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between a rock and a hard placeHaving the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.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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hit the rockTo make a gesture to show celebration, friendship, or to be part of a secret handshake by one person raising their fist so the fist is pointing at the person and the other person lightly punches the fist.Rate it:

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hit the rockTo use crack cocaine.Rate it:

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piffy on a rock bunA person ignored or sidelined from an activity.Rate it:

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rock bottomThe very lowest possible level.Rate it:

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rock houndA person who collects rocks and minerals from the natural environment as a hobby.Rate it:

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rock onAn expression of celebration.Rate it:

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rock onTo party to rock music.Rate it:

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rock out with one's cock outTo enjoy oneself immensely, to partyRate it:

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rock salmonhussRate it:

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rock solidPhysically very solid; very difficult to moveRate it:

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rock solidVery dependableRate it:

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rock the houseTo jam at a concert, get down.Rate it:

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seeding on the rockEffort not worth doingRate it:

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sex, drugs and rock 'n' rollIndulgent and pleasurable activities.Rate it:

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solid as a rockExtremely thick and heavy, so as to make it impossible to move.Rate it:

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solid as a rockVery reliable and dependableRate it:

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steady as a rockExtremely reliableRate it:

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bail outTo remove water from a boat by scooping it out.Rate it:

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pan outBy swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.Rate it:

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between scylla and charybdisSimilar in meaning to between a rock and a hard place.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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ark ruffianRogues who, in conjunction with watermen, robbed, and sometimes murdered, on the water, by picking a quarrel with the passengers in a boat, boarding it, plundering, stripping, and throwing them overboard, etc. A species of badger.Rate it:

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backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

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chip shotA takeout shot aimed at hitting a rock at an angle.Rate it:

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even keelA situation in which the boat is level and balanced for a smooth ride.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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open bookAn inside angle in the rock.Rate it:

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power chordA chord or combination of notes used in rock music and typically selected to sound good at high volume and high levels of distortion. Power chords make extensive use of intervals such as open fourths and fifths.Rate it:

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stem to sternStem is the main upright timber at the bow of a ship (front) & stern is the rear part of a ship or boat (back) Means entirely or beginning to end.Rate it:

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