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fall off the back of a lorryOf an item of merchandise, to come into a perons's possession without having been paid for; to have been 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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gentleman of the back doorA sodomite.Rate it:

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get back atTo retaliate; to take revenge.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked oneto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get one's back upTo become angry, defensive, or irritable.Rate it:

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

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give backTo return, restore (a thing to its original owner or location etc.).Rate it:

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give backTo contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.Rate it:

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give backTo recede; to retreat.Rate it:

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go back to the drawing boardTo start again; to scrap a previous idea or plan and try again from the beginning.Rate it:

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have eyes in the back of one's headTo be particularly, especially uncannily, observant; a perceived ability to see in all directions at once.Rate it:

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have one's back to the wallTo have no other options remaining.Rate it:

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have someone's backTo be prepared and willing to support or defend (someone).Rate it:

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his back is upHe is offended or angry; an expression or idea taken from a cat; that animal, when angry, always raising its back. An allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man.Rate it:

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know like the back of one's handTo be intimately knowledgeable about something, especially a place.Rate it:

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lie back and think of england. "think of England" refers to the importance of children.Rate it:

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lie back and think of englandUsed to preface any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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like the back end of a busVery unattractive.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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look backTo look behind oneself.Rate it:

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meantime, back at the ranchA reminder during conversation, things are alright back at the ranch/home/headquarters, business-place, office et al.Rate it:

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monkey on one's backA state of persistent distress or worry or the cause of such a state.Rate it:

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monkey on one's backAn addiction, especially to narcotic drugs.Rate it:

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no skin off one's backNo harm to one.Rate it:

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off the back footFrom a defensive position.Rate it:

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on the back burnerNot immediate; inactive; receiving less than full or regular attention.Rate it:

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on the back ofas a result of; after; subsequent to.Rate it:

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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:

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pat on the backPraise, congratulations.Rate it:

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pat on the backTo praise or congratulate.Rate it:

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play backTo replay a recording.Rate it:

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pull backUsed other than as an idiom. To pull in a backwards directionRate it:

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pull backTo retreatRate it:

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pull backTo retractRate it:

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pull backto pull in order to reveal something underneath or behind.Rate it:

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pull backTo pass (the ball) into a position further from the attacking goal line.Rate it:

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pull backTo score when the team is losing.Rate it:

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put backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:

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put one's back intoTo make a strenuous effort to do something.Rate it:

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put someone's back upTo annoy someone deliberately.Rate it:

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put the clock backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:

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right backUsed in several informal constructions to indicate return -- especially imminent return to a point of origin.Rate it:

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rod for one's backThe means of one's own punishment or downfall.Rate it:

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row backTo slightly change a previous opinion about something, or what was said.Rate it:

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run backTo rewind a film or cassette.Rate it:

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screw backTo cue the cue ball in such a way as to impart backspin. On impact, the ball will follow a reverse trajectory according to the spin.Rate it:

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set backTo cost money, as.Rate it:

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set backTo delay or obstruct.Rate it:

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set backTo remove from or allow distance.Rate it:

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