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the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak(proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.Rate it:

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Lord willing and the creek don't riseBarring unforeseen circumstances.Rate it:

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willing horseOne who readily performs hard work or who voluntarily tolerates an adverse situation.Rate it:

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kindred spiritSomeone with the same feelings or attitudes as oneself.Rate it:

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Dunkirk spiritThe spirit of the British public pulling together to overcome times of adversity.Rate it:

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white spiritsolventRate it:

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bring it weakTo fail to accomplish an accomplishable task or to make an attempt at less than maximum effort; to "half-ass" or "fake the funk".Rate it:

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weak sisterA person or thing which is the least robust or least dependable member of a group.Rate it:

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weak sisterA person who is cowardly or indecisive.Rate it:

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weak teaUsed other than as an idiom: see weak, tea.Rate it:

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weak teaWeak (feeble) effort or proposal; unconvincing argument.Rate it:

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weak-kneedLacking will power or strength of character; timid.Rate it:

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weak-kneedUsed other than as an idiom: see week, kneed.Rate it:

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become one fleshTo join together in marriage; to develop a unifying bond as a result of marrying.Rate it:

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exchange fleshTo engage in sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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flesh outTo complete; to create details from a basic outline, structure or skeleton.Rate it:

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neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.Rate it:

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one fleshTwo people united by marriage.Rate it:

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pound of fleshSomething which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.Rate it:

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press the fleshTo shake hands and socialize, especially in a political gathering.Rate it:

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thorn in the fleshIvar Specto. The Soviet Union and the Muslim World, 1917-1958.Rate it:

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thorn in the fleshA persistent difficulty or something very annoying that will not go away.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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slowly but surelyIn a slow, yet careful mannerRate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.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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all butnearly; except thatRate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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but goodTo a high degree; very thoroughly; in a most definite manner.Rate it:

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but seriously folksDirects attention to immediately preceding failed attempt at humor.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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but who's countingUsed as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to.Rate it:

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close, but no cigarThat's almost correct, but not quite.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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the doc says im going blind but i could never see anywayLess hurtRate it:

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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.Rate it:

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there may be snow on the rooftop but there is fire in the furnaceEven if a person is in his or her senior years, with gray hair, he or she can still have ambition and energy, especially sexual energy.Rate it:

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though butUsed at the end of a sentence to add emphasis.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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at heartIn spirit; according to one's beliefs, views or feelings; deep down, really, fundamentally.Rate it:

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Athanasian wenchA sexually promiscuous or loose woman, willing to have sexual intercourse with "whoever wants to".Rate it:

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Barmacide feastSomething that appears highly desirable, but proves to be imaginary, illusory and ultimately very disappointing.Rate it:

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