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dick allNothing at all, or very little.Rate it:

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dog's chancelittle or not likelihoodRate it:

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doing the townEngaging in an evening of celebration and reveling with little consideration of expenses.Rate it:

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drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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excess baggageSomething or someone not needed or not wanted; something or someone of little use or importance; something or someone considered burdensome.Rate it:

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fall into one's lapTo receive something that one desires with little or no effort.Rate it:

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fanny aboutTo waste time or fool around; to engage in activity which produces little or no accomplishment.Rate it:

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fat chanceLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.Rate it:

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fly like a rockto travel through the air with little or no benefit from aerodynamic liftRate it:

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fuck allNothing at all or very little.Rate it:

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fuck allNothing at all or very little.Rate it:

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gravy trainAn occupation or any lucrative endeavor that generates considerable income whilst requiring little effort and carrying little risk.Rate it:

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kick up a fussTo show annoyance, or to complain loudly about something, often when it is of little importance in reality.Rate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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know beans aboutTo know something, even if only a little, about.Rate it:

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lay a finger onIf you lay a finger on my little brother, I'll have your guts for garters.Rate it:

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leave nothing to the imaginationTo cover or hide very little or nothing.Rate it:

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licence to print moneyA means of generating a large income with little effort.Rate it:

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life's a bitchAn expression of acceptance of misfortune.1950, Joy Davidman, Weeping Bay, page 184:She'd have been willing enough to use them, poor dead little bitch. Life's a bitch. Life's a bad joke.Rate it:

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lift a fingerTo make minimal effort; to help as little as possible.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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loose changeCoins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.Rate it:

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make a silk purse of a sow's earTo produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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much of a muchnessOf two or more things, having little difference of any significance between them.Rate it:

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my honey-do'sHoney-do's are the little chores requested by a spouse: A wise man will seek to discover these needs on the part of his spouse and accomplish them promptly:Rate it:

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next to nothingVery little.Rate it:

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no slave to fashionA person whose style of clothing and appearance are unconventional, informal, or slovenly; a person who takes little interest in how he or she is dressed.Rate it:

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not enough room to swing a catVery little space (available) (of a very small room).Rate it:

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not much of anythingVery little; not a lot.Rate it:

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on a shoestringOn a very tight budget; with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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out on one's feetStanding erect but not consciously aware of one's surroundings, or only minimally aware, and having little or no ability to control one's bodily actions, as a result of physical injury or exhaustion.Rate it:

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outsiderA competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse.Rate it:

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outsiderA newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.Rate it:

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penny pincherOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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pinchpennyOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:

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ray of lighta path a photon or a group of photons takes through space, visible as a column of lightRate it:

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rub offto be transferred with little or no effortRate it:

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run on fumesBy extension, to operate with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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shot in the darkA guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge.Rate it:

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sing like a birdto divulge secrets with little coercionRate it:

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slim chanceLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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small potatoesOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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snowball's chance in hellLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.Rate it:

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step asideto walk to a little distance; retire for the occasionRate it:

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step downTo gradually reduce something, a little at a time, as an electronic step down transformer.Rate it:

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sugar and spiceExcerpt from a common nursery rhyme "What are little girls made of?"Rate it:

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