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jog ongo away, fuck offRate it:

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keep oneself to oneselfTo be introverted; to stay away from others.Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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kick itTo kick back.Rate it:

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la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe final thing that is too much and forces a reaction; the straw that broke the camel's back.Rate it:

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lick one's woundsHe's just off licking his wounds. He'll be back to try again.Rate it:

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like rats from a sinking shipQuickly but in futility, away from a failing projectRate it:

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long absent, soon forgottenLove fades away when people are distant and don't keep close physical contact.Rate it:

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long armA pole tool used for handling things too far away to reach.Rate it:

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long ways, long liesSomeone who comes back from a far-off country can tell lies without fear of being contradicted.Rate it:

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look offTo mislead by directing one's apparent attention away from one's true object of intent.Rate it:

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make a break for itTo attempt to escape; to flee; to run away.Rate it:

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make a legTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back.Rate it:

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make it up toto pay back, to return someone a previous good deed.Rate it:

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make oneself scarceTo leave or depart, or to avoid or stay away.Rate it:

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make tracksTo leave or depart; to go away.Rate it:

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never breathed a wordKeep secrets, never give away any sense of the situation.Rate it:

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night outGoing away from one's usual residence for an entire night, and returning the next day.Rate it:

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night outSpending the evening away from one's usual residence. The phrase typically implies going to a restaurant, going to watch entertainment, or other types of urban nightlife, starting from about 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and lasting until approximately 11:00 pm or later.Rate it:

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nobody's perfectUsed when someone's mistakes or flaws are acknowledged, to remind that everyone else makes mistakes and has flaws1995, New York Magazine Vol. 28, No. 5, 30 January 1995, The de-moralization of society (Book Review)Hypocrisy, particularly in sexual matters, is excused on the grounds that hey, nobody's perfect, and at least folks back then felt bad enough to lie.2000, Madonna, Nobody's PerfectI feel so sad. What I did wasn't right. I feel so bad and I must say to you: Sorry, but nobody's perfect. Nobody's perfect. What did you expect? I'm doing my bestRate it:

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nose in the airThe body language most of us have experienced when a friend passes you in public and with head tilted back and nose in the air gives you a first class snub!Rate it:

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nosebleed seatA seat high in the back of bleachers, stands, or the balcony at a theater.Rate it:

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off like a bride's nightieMaking a rapid departure; away. [From 1960.](Australia, horse racing) Moving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

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on the lamRunning away, usually from the police; on the run.Rate it:

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on the spotAt that very moment; right away.Rate it:

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pack upTo clear away.Rate it:

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paper tigerA seemingly fierce or powerful person, country or organisation without the ability to back up their words; apparently powerful but actually ineffective.Rate it:

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peg itTo run away; to leg it; to scarper.Rate it:

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pull out all the stopsTo reserve or hold back nothing.Rate it:

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put upTo store away.Rate it:

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rack offTo go away; to sod off.Rate it:

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raise the roofTo cause a commotion, as by boisterous celebrating or loud complaining; to make considerable noise.2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)Jubilant Liberal supporters raised the roof of a Mississauga restaurant after incumbent Albina Guarnieri was swept back into office for her seventh term.Rate it:

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rake over old coalsTo bring back old problems; to dig up old trouble.Rate it:

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rebrousser cheminTo retrace one's steps, to turn back.Rate it:

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return to formTo go back to a better, original state.Rate it:

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return to one's muttonsto get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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rise from the ashesTo make a comeback after a long hiatus. To come back into common use or practice. To come back into popularity. To come back to being a thing of today.Rate it:

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run offTo chase someone away.Rate it:

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saddleA seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animalRate it:

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saddleAn item of harness (harness saddle) placed on the back of a horse or other animalRate it:

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screw offTo go away at someone's urging; to bugger off.Rate it:

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send someone packingTo expel, eject, or dismiss someone; to send away, chase off, or force out.Rate it:

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short reckonings make long friendsborrowed money should be paid back as soon as possibleRate it:

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shotgun shackA house with no internal barrier between the front and back doors.Rate it:

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show a clean pair of heelsto run away quickly; to make an escape quickly; to outpaceRate it:

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shy bairns get nowtIf you're too shy, or don't ask, you will not get what you want.A' forgot te ask hor for me money back!Wye, shy bairns get nowtRate it:

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skoffedDo sartastically whistle air out of your mouth and look awayRate it:

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sow the wind, reap the whirlwindEvery decision has consequences; a person's actions will come back to him.Rate it:

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stalking horseA candidate put forward to serve a hidden, ulterior purpose in a political campaign, such as testing the field for another potential candidate by gauging voter sentiment or covertly helping another candidate by attracting voters away from a third candidate.Rate it:

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stem to sternStem is the main upright timber at the bow of a ship (front) & stern is the rear part of a ship or boat (back) Means entirely or beginning to end.Rate it:

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