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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.Rate it:

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power napA short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy.Rate it:

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preach to the choirSpeaking as if to convince a person or group of something which that person or group already believes.Rate it:

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price on one's headA compensation for capturing or killing a person, especially someone guilty of a crime.Rate it:

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pride comes before a fallA person who is extremely proud of his or her abilities will often suffer a setback or failure, because he or she tends to be overconfident and to make errors of judgment.Rate it:

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private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.Rate it:

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prophet of dooma pessimistic person who often sees the possible calamity in every situation.Rate it:

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public intellectualA well-known, intelligent, learned person whose written works and other social and cultural contributions are recognized not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by many members of society in general.Rate it:

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publicity houndA person who constantly seeks public attention, especially through coverage in the broadcast media or news media.Rate it:

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pull my fingerA phrase used when playing a prank regarding flatulence, in which a mark is asked to pull the finger of the person playing the prank, who simultaneously flatulates so as to suggest a causal relationship between the pulling of the finger and the resulting expulsion of gas.Rate it:

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pump upTo excite a person or group to a frenzy.Rate it:

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put hair on somebody's chestTo make a person stronger or more masculine.Rate it:

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put hair on someone's chestTo make a person (especially a male) stronger or more masculine or mature.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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put one's pants on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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put one's trousers on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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put oneself acrossTo explain one's ideas and opinions clearly so that another person can understand them and get a picture of your personality.Rate it:

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put oneself in someone's shoesTo try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person. To empathise.Rate it:

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put out a fireTo address a problem, especially an unexpected one caused by the incompetence, negligence, or misconduct of another person.Rate it:

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put out of one's miseryTo submit (a person or animal) to euthanasia.Rate it:

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putty in someone's handsOne who is readily manipulated or controlled by another person.Rate it:

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queer fishAn odd or eccentric person.Rate it:

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quiche-eaterIn computer programming circles, a person far removed from practice and concerned only with academic matters, unwilling to "get their hands dirty".Rate it:

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ray of lightan inspiring or enlightening person or thingRate it:

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read me out!To understand a person very well.Rate it:

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read outTo read some data and inform the person using the device.Rate it:

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real dealA thing or person which is genuine, authentic, or worthy of serious regard.Rate it:

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real jobA hobby that takes all of a person's free time.Rate it:

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rice chaserA white person with a strong inclination and attraction toward Asian men or women.Rate it:

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rickle o' banesAn emaciated person or animal.Rate it:

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rim jobAnilingus; act where one person licks the other's anus.Rate it:

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rivet counterA person who has an obsession with the minutae of their particular interest. Anyone preoccupied with small distinguishing features between different items.Rate it:

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roadwarriorA person who carries a mobile device such as a laptop or PDA and uses wireless internet connections to work.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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rob the cradleTo use a young person for a purpose inappropriate to his or her age.Rate it:

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rock houndA person who collects rocks and minerals from the natural environment as a hobby.Rate it:

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rolling stoneA person who moves around a lot and never settles down.Rate it:

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root forTo encourage a favored person, team, or result.Rate it:

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rough sleeperA homeless person.Rate it:

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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.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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rubber roomA cell used for confinement of a mentally disturbed person.Rate it:

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rumor campaignA method of persuasion in which damaging rumors or innuendo are deliberately spread concerning a person or other target, while the source of the rumors tries to avoid detection.Rate it:

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run for one's moneyA difficult challenge for the person indicated, especially one involving a competitive situation.Rate it:

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run overrun over; schedule, time limit, with vehicle, budget, expense account, 'heels', time limit, person's feelings, vacation time, lawn, curb, warranty, guarantee, lease, stay, sidewalk,Rate it:

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run rings aroundTo demonstrate superiority, or greater skill than another person, team or group of people.Rate it:

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run throughTo impale a person with a blade, usually a sword.Rate it:

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Russian rouletteA deadly game in which a person loads a single bullet in the cylinder of a revolver, spins the cylinder so that the location of the bullet is unknown, points the weapon at his/her head, and pulls the trigger. In its most lethal form, played by multiple participants each of whom takes a turn until the weapon discharges.Rate it:

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salt of the earthA most worthy person.Rate it:

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