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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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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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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 outTo succeed; to turn out or end up.Rate it:

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make peaceTo end hostilities; to reach a peace agreement.Rate it:

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mean businessTo be serious, especially where achieving a specific end against opposition is concerned.Rate it:

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more haste, less speedWhen we are in a hurry, we often end up completing our task slower.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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nudge nudge wink winkA phrase added at the end of the sentence to hint that the speaker is referring to something else, euphemistically.Rate it:

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omegaThe end; the final, last or ultimate in a sequence.Rate it:

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one's days are numberedSome period of time, such as a term of employment or a lifetime, is coming to an end.Rate it:

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over and outUsed to signal the end of a conversation, especially one conducted by CB radio or the like.Rate it:

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pan outTo succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.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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part companyTo end a relationshipRate it:

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parting shotAn insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.Rate it:

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pass outTo graduate, usually marked by the ceremony at the end of their training.Rate it:

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peel a grapeScore One!, Do Something Special, Contrive A Winner, Stand An Egg On End.Rate it:

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pope's noseThe tail end piece of a cooked chicken.Rate it:

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

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put out of one's miseryTo end or destroy something for the good of the individuals involved in it.Rate it:

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question markThe punctuation mark “?”, used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question..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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respice finemlook to the end; consider the final outcomeRate 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 down the clockTo waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe.Rate it:

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run one's courseTo come to a natural endRate 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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saddleA block of wood, usually fastened to one spar and shaped to receive the end of another.Rate it:

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sellTo promote a particular viewpoint; to manipulate towards a desired end.Rate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".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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sit throughTo unwillingly stay seated until the end of an event.Rate it:

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smell the barnTo experience heightened anticipation or to act with renewed speed or energy as one approaches a destination, goal, or other desired outcome, like a livestock animal at day's end returning to its barn.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersA children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.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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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.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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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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