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bite the big oneo break down; to be impossible to repair or not worth repairing.Rate it:

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bite the big oneTo perform poorly; to fail.Rate it:

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bite the big oneTo be unpleasant or undesirable.Rate it:

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catch big airSuperlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground.Rate it:

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don't make a big production out of this!Over emphasized, blown out of proportion, made it into a big deal, made it appear as a movie!Rate it:

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give someone a big headTo flatter someone excessively; to overpraise someone, usually resulting in them becoming proud, arrogant or conceited.Rate it:

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hit it bigTo have great success.Rate it:

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hit the big timeTo become successful and widely known.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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last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:

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make it bigTo become famous and successful.Rate it:

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open one's big mouthTo speak about things, when it would be better to stay silent.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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suck a big oneto be terrible; to be of a very low standard.Rate it:

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talk bigboastRate it:

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talk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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the big kahunaReference to the Big Boss, Chief of protocol, member of Board of Directors.Rate it:

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too big for one's bootsFar less capable than one's claims to be.Rate it:

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too big for one's britchesDisturbingly confident, unacceptably cocky.Rate it:

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too big for one's britchesToo large to fit into one's pants.Rate it:

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walk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate 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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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.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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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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barking dogs seldom bitePeople who make big threats never usually carry them out.Rate it:

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BFDbig deal. (initialism for big fucking deal)Rate it:

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bright lightsThe glamour and glitz of a place, especially a big cityRate it:

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bunny hopA dance from the big band era, a variation of the conga.Rate it:

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by a long shotBy a wide margin; indicates a very big difference or disparity.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.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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give someone a handTo applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand).Rate it:

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grand schemeThe totality of the situation approached objectively; the big picture.Rate it:

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hit paydirtTo strike it rich; to get lucky or have a big break.Rate it:

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hit the jackpotSometimes one can gamble and win BIG!Rate it:

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hullabaloosomething that seems to be of great importance or a big deal that is perhaps unnecessary.Rate it:

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junk-cicanA person of any race, color, or nationality who drives a big truck and buys stuff to resell for profit in flea markets and other venues.Rate it:

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kick in the ballsa big setback or disappointmentRate 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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little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.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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no biggieNot a big deal, not something to worry about.Rate it:

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not in kansas anymoreNo longer in quiet and comfortable surroundings; in the big city.Rate it:

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ox is in the ditchThis is a big problem; there is unavoidable or demanding work ahead.Rate it:

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pumpkin headan Asian, who are reputed to have big round headsRate it:

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put one's ass on the lineTo take a big risk.Rate it:

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