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win backTo get (someone) to be one's partner, after having been apart.Rate it:

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wind backTo wind a tape, cassette, or film, etc towards the beginning; to rewind.Rate it:

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wind back the clockFiguratively to return in time to an earlier period of history.Rate it:

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woo backTo gain somebody back by wooing him or her.Rate it:

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you scratch my back and i'll scratch yoursIf you do me a favor then I will do you a favor; quid pro quo.Rate it:

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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.Rate it:

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bugger offGo away.Rate it:

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call off the carpetTo get away fromRate it:

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chicken outBack-out of an activity because of fear or other mindless reason. Refuse to keep your word.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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hackles risingAn emotional or mental reaction to an irritable situation or person which causes a physical response to ones patience and/or the hair on the back of the one's neck.Rate it:

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keep at arm's lengthStay at a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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off the batFrom the start; immediately; right away.Rate it:

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out to lunchAway eating lunch or for a midday break; especially, away from work or a job.Rate it:

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piss offTo leave, to go away.Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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Yankee go homeUnited States people go back to your country; used to express anger or opposition at American presence in a foreign land.Rate it:

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blow overTo pass naturally; to go away; to settle or calm down.Rate it:

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fend offAway; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.Rate it:

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buzz offUsed to tell someone to go away.Rate it:

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drive offTo force to leave or go away.Rate it:

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keep out ofTo stay away from a place or condition.Rate it:

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keep up withTo manage to remain beside or just behind that is moving away from one.Rate it:

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make offTo run away; to exit.Rate it:

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sod offGo away.Rate it:

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throw outTo discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.Rate it:

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year dotA very long time ago, from the beginning or as far back as one can remember.Rate it:

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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger groupRate it:

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to and froTo go back and forth; to alternate.Rate it:

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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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blame canadaA catch phrase for shifting attention away from a serious social issue by laying responsibility with Canada.Rate it:

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chicken outTo shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.Rate it:

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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.Rate it:

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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.Rate it:

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pack upTo put back together.Rate it:

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square upTo pay back money that is owed.Rate it:

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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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come out swingingTo display spunk and strength of character, especially when rising above or when fighting back against trouble or adversity.Rate it:

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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?Rate it:

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as I was sayingUsed to refer back to a previous statement in a discourseRate it:

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assume the positionTo turn away, with your hands in a visible and unmovable position so that you can be searchedRate it:

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at arm's lengthAt a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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at onceImmediately; now; right away.Rate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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backwaterThe water held back by a dam or other obstructionRate it:

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backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

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bad money drives out goodDebased coinage (with low levels of precious metals) replaces purer coinage (with higher levels of precious metals).(metaphorically) Mediocre talent drives away real talent.Rate it:

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banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.Rate it:

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