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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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bring to justiceTo cause a person alleged to have committed criminal acts to be brought to trial on the offenses.Rate it:

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broken vesselA person who is destroyed or forgotten, or who feels flawed or broken.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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built like a brick shithouseOf a person, with an exceptionally well-developed chest.Rate it:

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bundle of nervesA lively, continually active person.Rate it:

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bundle of nervesA person with an especially nervous, excitable, or fearful disposition.Rate it:

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butter fingersA clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.Rate it:

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butterfly upon a wheelAn innocent person crushed by life's adversities.Rate it:

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button noseA person having such a nose.Rate it:

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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

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captain of industryA prominent business person who owns or is the highest-ranking executive of one or more major firms, especially one who has considerable wealth and influence.Rate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous, prohibited, or private.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person whose appearance and behavior suggest guilt mixed with other qualities, such as satisfaction or feigned nonchalance.Rate it:

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cat's meowA self-satisfied person.Rate it:

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charity muggerA person employed by a charity, or by an intermediary fundraising agency employed by the charity, who stands in the street and invites passersby to set up standing orders or direct debits to make regular donations to the charity.Rate it:

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chat upIn a friendly, open, or casual manner, sometimes also in a charming or affected manner, usually to curry favor, and sometimes flirtatiously with the intention of establishing a romantic or sexual encounter or relationship with that person.Rate it:

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cheeky monkeyAn impudent person.Rate it:

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chickens come home to roostA person's past wrongdoings will always return to negatively affect them.Rate it:

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choke offTo stop a person in the execution of a purpose.Rate it:

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chopped liverA person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.Rate it:

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chrome domeA bald head; a person who is bald.Rate it:

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closed bookA person or thing that cannot be easily understood; someone or something incomprehensible or puzzling.Rate it:

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clothes don't make the manAn aphorism meaning that you cannot judge a person solely by his appearance. Usually pertains to men.Rate it:

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cock of the roostA proud or conceited person.Rate it:

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cock of the walkA proud or conceited person.Rate it:

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cold fishA heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion.Rate it:

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cold readingThe technique, or an instance, of using likely guesses and assumptions, then narrowing in on any positive responses, in order to give the impression of having information about a person or event.Rate it:

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cool headA calm, focused demeanor and mindset; a person having such characteristics.Rate it:

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cop-outA person who cops out.Rate it:

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cotton-pickingDescribes a person who tends to become involved in matters outside of his area of concern.Rate it:

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cover someone's assTo make preparations or take precautions to ensure that a person is not blamed or punished for his or her conduct.Rate it:

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cradle robberA person who marries or becomes romantically involved with someone who is much younger or who employs or otherwise engages a young person for a purpose inappropriate for his or her age.Rate it:

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creature comfortAny small item or detail that makes a person comfortable and at home.Rate it:

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cross someone's palmTo give money to a person, especially as a bribe or as an inducement to perform a service.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo weep profusely or excessively in the presence of another person.Rate it:

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culture heroA mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.Rate it:

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curb appealThe visual attractiveness which a house, commercial establishment, or other real estate property has when initially seen by a prospective buyer or other person standing in front of the property "at the curb".Rate it:

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cut to the quickTo hurt a person deeply, especially emotionally.Rate it:

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cutie pieA cute person.Rate it:

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death warmed upUsed to describe a person who appears pale or sickly.Rate it:

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deep thinkerA person whose thoughts are profound; an intellectual.Rate it:

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dick munchidiot, foolish person.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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dig up dirtTo examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.Rate it:

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dim bulbA person who is slow-witted.Rate it:

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dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:

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