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suffering housemaid's kneeQuaint expression of earlier days relative to female servants performing chores of scrubbing floor on hands and knees.Rate it:

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pain and sufferingUsed other than as an idiom: see pain, suffering.Rate it:

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pain and sufferingA species of damages that one may recover for physical or mental pain that results from a wrong done.Rate it:

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knee high to a grasshopperShort; especially relating to when the subject was a small child.Rate it:

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knee slapperA joke, especially one which strikes the listener or reader as particularly humorous.Rate it:

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knee-deep in the Big MuddyStuck in a predicament; mired in a difficult situation, especially one resulting from poor judgment or bad leadership.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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go through the millTo experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.Rate it:

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hard cheeseExpressed to someone suffering misfortune.Rate it:

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hard linesExpressed to someone suffering misfortune.Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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living deathA condition of suffering, solitude, or impairment so extreme as to deprive one's existence of all happiness and meaning.Rate it:

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long goodbyeNickname for Alzheimer's disease, especially for the final phase of the disease, during which the patient suffers a progressive decline of cognitive and motor skills and gradually loses the ability to recognize and to communicate with family and friends.[1]; nickname for the relationship between a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that person's family or friends.Rate it:

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look at the winter trees, cold-hearted; cruel; apathetically ignorant.The 'winter trees' are my family, and they are exactly as I have described.Rate it:

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not invented hereInvented outside one's own company (referring to the knee-jerk dismissal of products, technologies, etc. that come from third parties).Rate it:

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out of pocketLacking funds, or suffering a loss.Rate it:

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pelt of the dogAn immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; cf. hair of the dog.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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under the weatherSomewhat intoxicated or suffering from a hangover.Rate it:

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white as a sheetVery white or pale, as if suffering from shock.Rate it:

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