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zig when one should zagTo misstep or err.Rate it:

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children should be seen and not heardChildren should behave well and be quiet, especially in the presence of adults.Rate it:

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don't zig when you should zag, once you find true love.Make the right steps and not the wrong ones when you have someone who loves you and/or you are in a relationship, in order to keep love and not lose it.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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don't shit where you eatOne should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.Rate it:

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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.Rate it:

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you've got to crack a few eggs to make an omeletteIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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according toOur zeal should be according to knowledge. - Thomas Sprat.Rate it:

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arse about faceSomething that is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be.Rate it:

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bros before hoes(US, informal) A man should prioritize his male friends over his girlfriend or wife.Rate it:

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chance'd be a fine thingGiven to indicate that an aforementioned thing would be desirable but unlikely. Comparable to if I should be so lucky.Rate it:

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chicks before dicksA woman should prioritize her female friends over her boyfriend or husband.Rate it:

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curiosity killed the catOne should not be curious about things that can be dangerous.Rate it:

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don't count your chickens before they're hatchedYou should not count on something before it happens.Rate it:

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don't drop the soap(idiomatic) Used as a mockery to someone who is about to be or should be confined in prison.Rate it:

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don't shoot the messengerThe bearer of bad news should not be held accountable for the bad news.Rate it:

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drop a brickTo commit a faux pas, especially in speech, such as by tactlessly speaking of a subject that should not be mentioned.Rate it:

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enough is enoughOne should be satisfied, there should be no moreRate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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forbidden fruitIllicit pleasure; something that one should not take or get involved with, such as an another person's spouse.Rate it:

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God is in the detailExpresses the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.Rate it:

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going to the dogsIn such a poor state that it should be left to the dogs.Rate it:

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golden ruleThe principle that one should treat other people in the manner in which one would want to be treated by them.Rate it:

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had betterShould; ought to; need to.Rate it:

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have a tiger by the tailTo be in a difficult or dangerous situation in which one ideally should not remain, but from which one cannot withdraw.Rate it:

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have the tiger by the tailTo be in a difficult or dangerous situation in which one ideally should not remain, but from which one cannot withdraw.Rate it:

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home is where you hang your hatRather than feeling nostalgic or sentimental, one should simply accept any place where one happens to reside as one's home.1948, Ruth L. Yorck, "D.P.Rate it:

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if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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if you love somebody, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:

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if you love someone, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:

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in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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just in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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keep your friends close, and your enemies closerOne should be on their toes and alert of their surroundings if malicious people are around, to ensure such people can't wreak havoc in one's life.Rate it:

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let there be no reprisals, said the widow of the murdered manThe widow urged/begged that there should be no reprisals.Here the speaker could be ordering, advising, urging or begging (let there be) .Rate it:

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let's rollUsed to suggest that an action should begin.Rate it:

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libel chillUneasiness or unwillingness to speak publicly or to write about a matter, as a result of the threat or suggestion of legal action should one do so.Rate it:

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life's a bitch and then you dieOne should expect the worst.Rate it:

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lunatics have taken over the asylumSaid of a situation in which those in charge are incapable of handling their responsibilities, and should rather be put under scrutiny themselves.Rate it:

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make the world go roundto have a crucial role in keeping things working as they shouldRate it:

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miss outTo miss an experience or lose an opportunity, etc. that should not be missed.Rate it:

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no gosomething which should not or cannot be doneRate it:

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of courseAsserts that the associated phrase should not be argued, particularly if it is obvious or there is no choice in the matter.Rate it:

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one sideYou should move to one side and allow me to go through the passageway you are blocking.Rate it:

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one's word is lawRequests or orders of (a person) should definitely be fulfilled.Rate it:

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punch below one's weightTo achieve or perform at a level lower than should be expected based on one's preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.Rate it:

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