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look before you leapDon't jump into something too precipitously; be at least a bit foresightful or circumspect.Rate it:

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make the most ofTo profit as much as possible from.Rate it:

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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.Rate it:

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not long for this worldUnlikely to remain for much time.Rate it:

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one too manyOne or more serving too much of alcohol, which leads to drunkenness.Rate it:

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out the wazooOut the ass; excessive or excessively; too much.Rate it:

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push itTo make an extraordinary or risky effort; to behave in a way which tests the limits; to expect too much.Rate it:

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road movieA film in which much of the action takes place during a journey, especially one involving overland travel.Rate it:

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rob the cradleTo marry or become romantically involved with a much younger person.Rate it:

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roll aroundto be considered, without much coherence, in someone's mindRate it:

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scare somebody to deathTo frighten someone very much.Rate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".Rate it:

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shoot off at the mouthTo boast, or brag, or talk too much.Rate it:

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sideways glanceA silent, somewhat disapproving look from someone with body language to boot, which causes one to be somewhat uncomfortable and a bit in wonderment.Rate it:

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sing your praisesTo praise someone or something very much.Rate it:

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singin' the bluesAn individual who seems to dwell too much on the negative aspects of daily life and times:Rate it:

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snowed underHave too much work.Rate it:

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sour cherrySpecies of Prunus subg. Cerasus, (cherries), native to much of Europe and southwest Asia, especially, Prunus cerasus, Prunus pseudocerasus, and Prunus cerasoides.Rate it:

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spit-and-polishPaying much attention to outward appearance.Rate it:

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square peg in a round holeSomething or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort, or alteration of either the peg or the hole or both beyond recognition.Rate it:

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squint like a bag of nailsTo squint very much, as though one's eyes were directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails.Rate it:

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strip awayTo remove something bit by bit.Rate it:

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sugar daddyReference to an older or elderly male adult seen in the company of a female much younger. The judgement of bystanders is; the female is mainly interested in the financial benefits to her lifestyle in this pairing:Rate it:

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take something in strideTo cope with something without much effort; to accept or manage something well.Rate it:

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take to heartTo feel keenly; be greatly grieved at; be much affected by something.Rate it:

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thankyousomuchEquivalent to, eg: "Thank you very much", self-evidently an expression of great thanks.Rate it:

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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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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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tickle the ivoriesI don't have as much time as I'd like, but I still enjoy tickling the ivories from time to time.Rate it:

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tip of the icebergOnly the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems.Rate it:

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to one's heart's contentUntil satisfied; as much as is wished.Rate it:

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to the tune ofRoughly; about; as much as; to the sum of, to the extent of.Rate it:

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too hot to holdA place that has too much police activity to harbor a fugitive unnoticed.Rate it:

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under erasureOf a bit of text, written and strickenthrough; hence, figuratively in some sense both present and absent.Rate it:

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up the wazooUp the ass; excessive or excessively; too much.Rate it:

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up toAs much as; no more than.Rate it:

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walk all overTo easily beat a competitor in a contest; to win without much effort.Rate it:

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wax lyricalTo talk about something with much interest or excitement.Rate it:

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weather the stormTo reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm or damage.Rate it:

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

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well begun is half doneMuch depends on the beginning of an endeavor.Rate it:

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what's newAn informal greeting asking the other person what has recently happened in their lives. A typical response might be, "Not much, you?". At times the greeting may not be literal and might just be used as a synonym for hello or what's up.Rate it:

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with a grain of saltWith a bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.Rate it:

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wouldn't give two hoots n a holler / ... two hoots and a hollerdefinition: it isn't worth much, or I wouldn't put much stock in it - it is not believable, or wouldn't pay attention to it.Rate it:

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