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smell bloodTo sense that one has an advantage over an adversary or rival.Rate it:

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smell of the lampTo bear marks of great study and labor.Rate it:

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wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.Rate it:

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smell a ratTo sense something suspicious.Rate it:

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smell like a roseTo be regarded as appealing, virtuous, or respectable; to be untainted or unharmed.Rate it:

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smell of an oily ragA very small amount, or the absolute minimum (usually of money).Rate it:

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smell testAn assessment of a subject's ability to detect and distinguish odors.Rate it:

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smell testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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smell testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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smell the barnTo experience heightened anticipation or to act with renewed speed or energy as one approaches a destination, goal, or other desired outcome, like a livestock animal at day's end returning to its barn.Rate it:

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smell upto fill up with an unpleasant odourRate it:

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smell upto have an unpleasant odourRate it:

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stop and smell the rosesTo relax; to take time out and enjoy or appreciate life.Rate it:

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in your bloodingrained in or fundamental to your character, as if inheritedRate it:

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blood maryVodka and tomato juiceRate it:

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bad bloodAn inherited immoral or disturbed nature.Rate it:

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bad bloodA serious feud or grudge.Rate it:

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bad bloodFeelings of hostility or ill will.Rate it:

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blood and gutsgore; gruesome images.Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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blood in the waterAlternative spelling of Blood in the Water.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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blood moonThe moon as it appears during a total lunar eclipse.Rate it:

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get blood from a stoneTo do something difficult, frustrating, or pointless.Rate it:

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get blood out of a stoneTo do something difficult, frustrating, or pointless.Rate it:

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have someone's blood on one's headTo be responsible for someone's death, pain, or misfortune.Rate it:

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in cold bloodIn a ruthless and unfeeling manner; premeditated and deliberate.Rate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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one's blood is upOne is very angry.Rate it:

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one's blood runs coldOne experiences a visceral feeling of fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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out for bloodWith the intent of killing somebody (especially out of revenge).Rate it:

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too rich for one's bloodToo expensive or fancy to suit one's taste or preferences.Rate it:

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your blood's worth bottlingA form of praise or admiration.Rate it:

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sniff outTo find something using the sense of smell.Rate it:

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draw outTo physically extract, as blood from a vein.Rate it:

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no hard feelings(I, etc.) hold no lingering anger or resentment toward (you, etc.); There's no bad blood between (us, etc.).Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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pick outto detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)Rate it:

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redolentHaving the smell of.Rate it:

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take the hintConcede to mounting evidence; wake up and smell the coffee.Rate it:

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white coat hypertensionElevated blood pressure measured by a medical practitioner and deemed to result from the patient's emotional response to the medical environment.Rate it:

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