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be oneselfTo behave or act naturally, without regard to how this behavior is perceived by others.Rate it:

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blow hot and coldTo behave inconsistently; to vacillate or to waver, as between extremes of opinion or emotion.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.Rate it:

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brass-neckTo behave boldly or shamelessly.Rate it:

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carry onTo act or behave; especially to act or behave so as to attract attention.Rate it:

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carry oneselfTo behave, especially with respect to how one's speech, body language, facial expressions, and grooming convey one's opinion concerning oneself.Rate it:

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children should be seen and not heardChildren should behave well and be quiet, especially in the presence of adults.Rate it:

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climb the wallsTo behave in a distressed or frantic manner; to feel very agitated.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo behave in an expansive, flagrantly showy, or pushy manner, especially in public venues; to exert sweeping influence.Rate it:

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cut upTo behave like a clown.Rate it:

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dig one's own graveTo behave in a way that is likely to have future negative effects on oneself.Rate it:

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eat out of somebody's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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eat out of someone's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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err on the side ofTo behave in a manner which favours or which is biassed toward.Rate it:

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feel one's oatsTo feel energetic or frisky; to behave in a vigorous or bold manner.Rate it:

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fly the freak flagTo behave in a unconventional or unrestrained manner; to exhibit the uninhibited side of one's personality.Rate it:

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give as good as one getsTo behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.Rate it:

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go apeshitTo behave in an extreme manner; to act without restraint, especially by becoming explosively angry.Rate it:

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go on the rampageTo behave violently or to riot.Rate it:

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kiss arseTo flatter or perform favors excessively, especially to receive preferential treatment from a boss or other superior; to behave obsequiously.Rate it:

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kiss assto flatter or perform favors excessively, especially to receive preferential treatment from a boss or other superior; to behave obsequiously.Rate it:

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knock aroundTo hit someone, or behave violently towards them.Rate it:

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lap dogA small dog, kept as household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament make it both suited and disposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner.Rate it:

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live on the edgeTo have an adventurous or perilous lifestyle; to behave in a manner which creates risks for oneself.Rate it:

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lord it overTo behave as if one is in control of; to make a display of having an advantage over or superiority to.Rate it:

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mind one's p's and q'sTo be very careful to behave correctly.Rate it:

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mind one's ps and qsTo be very careful to behave correctly.Rate it:

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play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.Rate it:

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play the foolTo behave in a foolish or comical manner.Rate it:

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push itTo make an extraordinary or risky effort; to behave in a way which tests the limits; to expect too much.Rate it:

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raise cainTo behave in a disruptive manner.Rate it:

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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."Rate it:

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run roitbehave without restrainRate it:

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run with scissorsTo behave recklessly.Rate it:

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sail close to the windTo behave in a manner that is on the verge of being dangerous, improper or illegalRate it:

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scare out of one's witsTo frighten someone to such an extent that they behave irrationally.Rate it:

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stand tallTo behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity.Rate it:

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strut one's stuffTo behave, or to perform in a showy or ostentatious manner, especially in a way to impress others; to show off.Rate it:

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take libertiesTo behave disrespectfully, especially to make unwanted sexual advances.Rate it:

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trigger-happyInclined to behave recklessly, especially with machinery.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideTo behave in an adventurous, risky, or morally questionable manner.Rate it:

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walk the lineTo behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed by law or morality; to exercise self-control.Rate it:

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wear out one's welcomeTo behave in an offensive, burdensome, or tiresome manner, with the result that one's continued presence is unwanted within a residence, commercial establishment, or social group.Rate it:

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when in rome, do as the romans dobehave as those around doRate it:

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wimp outTo behave like a wimp.Rate it:

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