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dumb bunnyA stupid person.Rate it:

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dwarf standing on the shoulders of giantsA person who discovers by building on previous discoveries.Rate it:

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dyed-in-the-woolFirmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.Rate it:

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e thumbA person with this skill.Rate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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emotional crippleA person who has been rendered indecisive, alienated, uncaring, confused, or helpless in conjunction with experiencing debilitating emotions, such as worry, fear, panic, despair, etc.Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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enemy combatantAny person in an armed conflict who may be properly detained under the laws and customs of war.Rate it:

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esthetically challengedOf a person, ugly.Rate it:

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extra pair of handsThe assistance of another person.Rate it:

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eye candyA very attractive person or persons, or the salient visible physical attributes of same.Rate it:

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eye for an eyeCompensation for injury caused by a person, in the form of inflicting of an identical injury on that person.Rate it:

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eye for an eye, a tooth for a toothCompensation for injury caused by a person, in the form of inflicting of an identical injury on that person.Rate it:

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eye of the beholderThe evaluation depending on perception of person who sees and considers.Rate it:

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face to faceIn person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.Rate it:

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factotumA person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.Rate it:

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fall off a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to be acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall off the turnip truckTo be naive, uninformed, or unsophisticated, in the manner of a rustic person.Rate it:

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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.Rate it:

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far be itA disclaimer stating that the person speaking will not do something.Rate it:

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fashion plateA person who dresses in especially stylish fashions.Rate it:

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Faustian bargainAn agreement in which a person abandons his or her spiritual values or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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feet firstIn the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead).Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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fifteen minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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find oneselfTo learn, or attempt to learn, what kind of person one is and what one wants in life.Rate it:

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first among equalsA person or position that if formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior in some attribute.Rate it:

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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.Rate it:

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first loveThe first person to be the object of one's romantic affection.Rate it:

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fit outTo provide a thing, a group, a person or oneself with requisites; to kit out.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates an outlandish, discredited theory; a person who refuses to acknowledge the truth despite overwhelming evidence.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates the theory that the earth is flat.Rate it:

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folk devilA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during a moral panic.Rate it:

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fools rush in where angels fear to treadA person who does not plan ahead and think matters through becomes involved in risky or unfavorable situations which prudent people avoid.Rate it:

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forbidden fruitIllicit pleasure; something that one should not take or get involved with, such as an another person's spouse.Rate it:

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four-eyesA person who wears spectacles.Rate it:

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freezing coldextremely and unpleasantly cold (of the weather, the temperature in a place, a person, or an object)Rate it:

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fresh meatA person or group of people who arouse one's interest, either as a new target for deception, humiliation or ridicule, or as a potential love interest or one night stand.Rate it:

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from central castingConforming to the stereotypical image of a particular type of person or group.Rate it:

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fudge packerA person who practices anal sex.Rate it:

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gender benderA person who dresses in the clothes of another sex, or in clothes which make their gender identity ambiguous.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get some zzzzzz'sComic Strip person was pictured as 'sleeping' with a number of letter 'Z,Z,Z,Z,Z's' in overhead cloud:Rate it:

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get someone's back upTo annoy a person either deliberately or inadvertently.Rate it:

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get the drop onTo point one's firearm at another person, thereby gaining dominance over a situation.Rate it:

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get the drop onTo obtain an advantage over another person, by acting before that person.Rate it:

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ghetto lotterya financial windfall obtainable by a poor personRate it:

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give chaseTo chase or pursue a person.Rate it:

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