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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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at handNear; soon; approaching; imminent.Rate it:

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at handReadily available; within easy reach; nearby.Rate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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back to our muttonsTo get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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bald eagleamerican birdRate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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bird in the bosomA secret pledge that one makes for another.Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewThe view from directly or high above.Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds oneTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds youTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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blow a kissTo kiss one's hand, then blow on the hand in a direction towards the recipient.Rate it:

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bottom handUsed other than as an idiom: see bottom, hand.Rate it:

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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bridgeA particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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by handManually; without the use of automation or machines.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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by the wayIncidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.Rate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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cock a snookTo spread one hand, place the thumb on the nose and wriggle some of the fingers as a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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count on one handThe seeming low number of occasions when this particular problem was not automatically resolved.Rate it:

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cut the mustardan assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.Rate it:

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cutie pieA small hand-held radiation meter.Rate it:

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dab handexpertRate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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dicky-birdA insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdEndearing term for a small bird, often used when talking with young children.Rate it:

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draw outTo improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.Rate it:

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drinking ageA two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'emRate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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early bird catches the wormAlternative form of early bird gets the worm.Rate it:

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eat like a birdTo eat in small amounts rather than in a single full meal.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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fan danceA stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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fill one's handTo draw one's handgun, especially for an armed confrontation.Rate it:

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force someone's handBring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.Rate it:

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free as a birdHaving no ties; completely free.Rate it:

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free handfree reinRate it:

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full housepoker handRate it:

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German virginThe name of a poker hand in the game of Texas hold 'em, when a player is dealt two nine cards.Rate it:

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get one's finger outTo proceed with the matter in hand.Rate it:

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