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tie someone's handsTo render one powerless to act, to thwart someone.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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tie upTo occupy, detain, keep busy, or delay.Rate it:

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tie upTo secure with rope, string, etc.Rate it:

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tie upTo complete, finish, or resolve.Rate it:

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black tieEvening dress; a standard of dress which is less formal than white tie, consisting of black dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching trousers, white shirt and black bow tie or, possibly, military dress or national costume.Rate it:

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black tieUsed other than as an idiom: see black, tie.Rate it:

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tie one onTo drink alcohol excessively, to the point of being drunkRate it:

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tie the knotTo marry, wed, get married.Rate it:

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tie uplink, connectionRate it:

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tie up loose endsTo deal with the minor consequences of a previous action; to tidy up, finish, or complete.Rate it:

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putty in someone's handsOne who is readily manipulated or controlled by another person.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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cold hands, warm heart; dirty feet, no sweetheart!A few old timer's "fun" way to compliment a lady & to find out if she could be courted.Rate it:

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all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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dishpan handsHands which are rough, reddish, and dry, as from irritation and chafing caused by immersion in hot water mixed with detergent.Rate it:

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extra pair of handsThe assistance of another person.Rate it:

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from my cold, dead handsA statement that something will not be taken away from you until the day you die.Rate it:

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get one's hands dirtyto get involved with the unpleasant parts, or the lowest levels, of a task.Rate it:

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get one's hands onTo get; to obtain; to secure.Rate it:

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hands downWithout much effort; easily.Rate it:

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hands downWithout question[2].Rate it:

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hands upPut your hands up (if you wish to participate).Rate it:

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hands upSurrender (by raising your hands)!Rate it:

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have one's hands fullTo be busy or thoroughly preoccupied.Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's workshopOne who is idle will likely come to do evil.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's workshopAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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lay hands onTo find, obtain or procure.Rate it:

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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.Rate it:

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on one's handsBeing one's liability or responsibility; with which one is lumbered.Rate it:

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put one's hands togetherTo clap; to applaud.Rate it:

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put your hands togetherClap; applaud.Rate it:

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shake hands with the unemployedTo urinate.Rate it:

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shake hands with the unemployedTo masturbate.Rate it:

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sit on one's handsOr situation.Rate it:

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take matters into one's own handsTo deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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wash one's handsto wash one's hands ofRate it:

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wash one's handsto go to the toiletRate it:

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wash one's hands ofTo absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame for.Rate it:

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with both handsWillingly; readily.Rate it:

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with both handsUsed other than as an idiom: see with, both, hands.Rate it:

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with one's bare handsbarehandedlyRate it:

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cross someone's pathTo meet by chance.Rate it:

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darken someone's doorTo arrive at the entrance of someone's residence or of another building associated with that person, especially as an unwelcome visitor.Rate it:

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