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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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open a can of whoop assA good-humored threat of physical harm.Rate it:

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open a can of whoop assI'm gonna open up a can of whoop-ass on ya.Rate it:

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pigs can flyAlternative form of pigs might fly.Rate it:

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so quiet one can hear a pin dropSaid during a lull in a normally bustling place or scene, or as the result of a sudden dramatic or tense moment.Rate it:

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those who can't do, teachOne who fails is likely to become a teacher. (Refers to common trend of teachers having low wages).Rate it:

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those who can't use their head must use their backif you do not think, you will take the consequencesRate it:

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two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.Rate it:

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water canUsed other than as an idiom: see water, can.Rate it:

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you can bank on itTo be so sure of something that one can trust.Rate it:

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you can't educate porkWhen somebody won't listen to reason.Rate it:

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you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:

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you can't make a silk purse of a sow's earIt is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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you can't make an omelette without breaking eggsIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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you can't put a wise head on young shouldersAlternative form of you can't put an old head on young shoulders.Rate it:

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you can't put an old head on young shouldersYoung people inevitably lack the experience and wisdom which come with age.Rate it:

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you can't run with the hare and hunt with the houndsYou can't have it both ways.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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you can't teach an old dog new tricksIt is impossible, or almost impossible, to change people's habits or traits or mindset.Rate it:

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you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:

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you can't unring a bellSome things can't be undone.Rate it:

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you can't walk on iceOne cannot except to go onto the battlefield, without all of your equipmentRate it:

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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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hic rhodus, hic salta(politics) Prove what you can do, here and now.Rate it:

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it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of godThe rich can afford more immoral behavior than the poor.Rate it:

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keep a close watch onTo pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.Rate it:

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mighty oaks from little acorns growSomething great can come from a modest beginning.Don't give up on the project - mighty oaks from little acorns grow!Rate it:

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mix paki chat roomMix Paki Chat Room is a chat room website where people can talk to each other.Rate it:

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on boardEven when I am on board the plane, I can never feel secure that my luggage is, too.Rate it:

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on boardIt's a good idea, but let's see if we can get a few more of the management team on board.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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all roads lead to romedifferent paths can take one to the same goalRate it:

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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low-hanging fruitEasily obtained gains; what can be obtained by readily available means.Rate it:

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reach a critical massWhen one works, reworks, tries every trick in the book, one can attain the verge of an explosion.Rate it:

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run away withTo be misled by imagining that one's desires can come true.Rate it:

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the road to hell is paved with good intentionswell-intended acts can lead to disasterRate it:

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when two sundays come together"When two Sundays come together/ meet" is used to talk about a situation that never occurs as two Sundays can never meet.Rate it:

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year dotA very long time ago, from the beginning or as far back as one can remember.Rate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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cookie-cutterA solution to a problem that can be applied in many situations without modification.Rate it:

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there's many a slip twixt cup and lipIn any situation, however well planned, something can always go wrong.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.Rate it:

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