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step overTo relocate oneself to a position of a few steps away; step asideRate it:

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sucker punchA disabling punch targeting a place which is not normally acceptable in a "fair fight", such as on the back of the head.Rate it:

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take a hikeTo go away; to leave or depart.Rate it:

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take a long walk on a short pierUsed to tell someone to go away, or that their request will not be met.Rate it:

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take a powderTo leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility.Rate it:

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take offTo leave unexpectedly, blow the joint, leave in a huff, run out, evacuate, disband, abandon, rush away, fly the coop, jump the rails, jump the gun.Rate it:

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take something in one's strideNot to allow oneself to be set back, daunted, upset or embarrassed by unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.Rate it:

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take to one's heelsTo leave; especially, to flee or run away.Rate it:

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take to the hillsTo flee or vanish; to run away.Rate it:

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taking to ones heelsrunning awayRate it:

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think of englandTo tolerate or endure bad sex. Used in conjunction with "I just lie on my back and.." "I just go through the motions and..." etc.Rate it:

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thorn in the fleshA persistent difficulty or something very annoying that will not go away.Rate it:

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throw to the dogsTo throw away useless.Rate it:

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time heals all woundsNegative feelings eventually erode awayRate it:

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to give a person lineTo allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.Rate it:

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to goServed in a package or takeout container so as to be taken away from a restaurant rather than eaten on the premises.Rate it:

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tomorrow is another dayTomorrow will bring new opportunities and a fresh start for one's endeavors.1600, author unknown, "Phillidaes Love-call to her Coridon, and his replying" (song), in England's Helicon, printed at London by I.R. for John Flasket:Phil. Yonder comes my Mother, Coridon,whether shall I flie?Cor. Under yonder Beech my lovely one,while she passeth by.Say to her thy true-Love was not heere,remember, remember,to morrow is another day:1896, Amelia E. Barr, A Knight of the Nets, ch. 8:"Well, well, my dear lass, to-night we cannot work, but we may sleep. . . . Keep a still heart tonight, and tomorrow is another day."1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, ch. 63:"Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."2005, Fran Schumer, "JERSEY: In Princeton, Taking On Harvard's Fuss About Women," New York Times, 19 June (retrieved 18 Aug. 2009):"Half of me is depressedRate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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tout de suiteImmediately, right away.Rate it:

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tug of wara dispute between two parties, particularly an entrenched, back and forth dispute.Rate it:

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tune outTo change the channel or frequency away from.Rate it:

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tune you out!Disregard, Ignore, Leave, 'Turn You Off!', Abandon, Isolate, Turn Away, Terminate, Go Away from, Reject, Dismiss, Divorce:Rate it:

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turn on one's heelTo suddenly turn away from someone or something in order to depart rapidly, especially as expressive of haughtiness, disapproval, or evasiveness.Rate it:

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turn overTo relinquish; give back.Rate it:

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turn tailTo flee; to run away; to leave.Rate it:

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wash outTo wear away by the flow of water; to erode.Rate it:

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