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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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according toAccording to him, every person was to be bought. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.Rate it:

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:

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all holidayA saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to/.Rate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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artful dodgerA crafty person who commits minor crimes or behaves in a rather unscrupulous manner.Rate it:

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as the next girlTo a reasonable degree; as much as a typical person: especially, as much as a typical woman.Rate it:

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asspussya person's anus and rectum, especially a male'sRate it:

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at seaOn the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.Rate it:

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average bearThe norm; an average person; Used in comparisonsRate it:

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babe magnetA person, especially a man, to whom women are attracted.Rate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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bad appleA person who is not wholesome, honest, or trustworthy, especially one who has an adverse influence on others.Rate it:

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bad newsAn irritating, troublesome, or harmful person, situation, or thing.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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bag of bonesA skinny, malnourished person.Rate it:

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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.Rate it:

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ball-breakerA person or task which is excessively demanding or punishing.Rate it:

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bamboo ceilingEspecially in America, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for a person of East Asian ethnicity.Rate it:

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bar flyA person who frequents bars or lounges to get drunk.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong tree!Picking the wrong person, the most unlikely person, to do, listen, or accept something.Rate it:

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beam upTo teleport another person or object in the same manner.Rate it:

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bean counterA person, such as an accountant or financial officer, who is concerned with quantification, especially to the exclusion of other matters.Rate it:

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bed blockerAn elderly hospitalized person who is too infirm to return home but not sufficiently ill to necessitate continued hospitalization, creating a situation in which his or her hospital stay is prolonged while authorities or relatives search for a suitable placement amid the scarce resources of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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benevolent overlordA person in a position of power.Rate it:

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best of the bunchThe best or most preferred person or item within a group.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big enchiladaA very important person, especially the highest-ranking individual in an organization.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big shotA person with a reputation of importance or power.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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bigwigA person of importance to a group or organization.Rate it:

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black sheepA disliked person; one who is disfavored.Rate it:

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black sheepA nonconformist; an unusual or unconventional person.Rate it:

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black-on-blackInteractions that occur between black people, notably crime that is perpetrated by one black person against another.Rate it:

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blind leading the blindSituation where an unqualified person is attempting to train others in a task.Rate it:

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bloom is off the roseThe person, object, or situation identified in the context has lost its novelty, freshness, appeal, or acceptability.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo disclose information to the public or to appropriate authorities concerning the illegal or socially harmful actions of a person or group, especially a corporation or government agency.Rate it:

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blue-eyedOf a person or animal, having blue eyes.Rate it:

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bottom feederA person who operates amidst or thrives on the unwholesome things in a society; one who takes advantage of the misfortune of others.Rate it:

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brass neckA person with gall.Rate it:

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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.Rate it:

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break withTo cease having a positive connection with (a person, group, movement, etc).Rate it:

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bring outTo make a shy person more confident.Rate it:

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