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weigh againstTo be disadvantageous to someone.Rate it:

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weigh downTo act as a ballast for.Rate it:

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weigh downTo be too much for someone to cope with.Rate it:

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weigh inTo bring in one's weight, metaphorically speaking, to bear on an issue.Rate it:

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weigh inTo undergo a weigh-in.Rate it:

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weigh upTo assess a person or situation.Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch something with one's body.Rate it:

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cry out againstTo complain strongly, usually as a group.Rate it:

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go up againstTo challenge someone.Rate it:

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pit againstTo set someone in opposition to someone else.Rate it:

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stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.Rate it:

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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.Rate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.Rate it:

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be up againstTo be challenged by someone or something stronger than oneself.Rate it:

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run up againstBegin to encounter problems with someone or something.Rate it:

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turn againstTo rebel or oppose something formerly supported.Rate it:

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against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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against the collarIn a tight spot.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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beat one's head against a stone wallTo waste effort on a futile project.Rate it:

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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.Rate it:

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go against the grainTo defy convention; to do something in a manner that is unusual or out of the ordinary.Rate it:

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hope against hopeTo continue to hope, even when what is hoped for seems unlikely or impossible.Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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kick against the pricksto struggle against one's fate. [from 14th c.]Rate it:

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play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:

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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:

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race against timeA situation in which something must be done hurriedly, by a deadline.Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch another person with one's body in a sexually stimulating manner.Rate it:

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rub up againstOf pets. To touch a person's body in a friendly manner, seeking attention.Rate it:

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take againstHe took against me when I was promoted over him.Rate it:

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tell againstTo function as a liability (for someone); to put into a condition of disadvantage.Rate it:

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tell againstTo serve as evidence which casts doubt upon.Rate it:

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turn againstTo rotate against or in opposition to something.Rate it:

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up againstFacing; challenging, or opposing.Rate it:

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up againstIn contact with, abutting.Rate it:

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up against itIn a very difficult position.Rate it:

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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.Rate it:

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fend offAway; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.Rate it:

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be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.Rate it:

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come out swingingTo display spunk and strength of character, especially when rising above or when fighting back against trouble or adversity.Rate it:

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sell ice to eskimosTo persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.Rate it:

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