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rat runA small road that people venture down when they want to sneak off the motorway and take a short cut.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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rock the houseTo jam at a concert, get down.Rate it:

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rolling stoneA person who moves around a lot and never settles down.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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save by the bellIn a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, to ring the bell which concludes the round and thereby to prevent a competitor who has been knocked down from being counted out by the referee.Rate it:

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set a spellTo sit down for a period of time, especially in the company of other people and in order to relax or to engage in casual conversation.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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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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silver spoonWealth passed down or inherited.Rate it:

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sit outTo escape a hold while face-down by swinging one's legs around into the sitting position.Rate it:

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skeleton crewThe minimum number of personnel needed to operate and maintain an item at its most simple operating requirements, such as a ship or business, during an emergency or shut down, and at the same time, to keep vital functions operating.Rate it:

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sling off the bluesIt is not uncommon for individuals to become discouraged, down in the dumps, and want to throw in the towel.Rate it:

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slow upTo slow, slow down, decelerate.Rate it:

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sort oneself outTo calm down emotionally.Rate it:

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sour grapesA putting down or expression of disdain about something that one desires but cannot have.Rate 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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state of disrepairSomething in need of repair. Typically referring to a mechanical object or system (like a car or home) that has broken down or doesn't work anymore.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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stretch one's legsTo walk about, especially after prolonged time sitting or lying down.Rate it:

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stuff yourself 'til you pop!One can overeat, binge, gorge, gulp, gobble-down chow-down and stuff your gut on food! ! ! ! !Rate 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 seatTo sit down; to become seated.Rate it:

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take a tumbleTo fall off something, or down something.Rate it:

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take it easyImmediately calm yourself down; your state of panic does not help.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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the manThe man gets you down.Rate 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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thumb a rideTo secure a ride by flagging down a vehicle.Rate it:

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tipsy turvyupside downRate it:

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tits uplying down, face up.Rate it:

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tits-upLying down face up.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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topsy turvyupside downRate 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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turn offTo power down; to stop a device by switching it off.Rate it:

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turn overTo relinquish; give back.Rate it:

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walk the dogPerform a trick where the ball rolls down the shaft, and then is caught in the head of the lacrosse stick.Rate it:

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when he's at homeIn reality; in fact; when it comes down to it.Rate it:

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when it's at homePlainly; in plain English; when it comes down to it; at it's most basic level.Rate it:

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work 'im over!To give someone heavy criticism, 'dress him down', 'read him out', let him know 'who's the boss'!Rate it:

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