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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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ask inTo invite someone to enter one's house.Rate it:

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ask roundTo invite someone to your house.Rate it:

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barrow manA man under sentence of transportation; alluding to the convicts at Woolwich, who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt.Rate it:

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basket houseA cafe or similar establishment where musical performances are given and the performers are then paid with money placed in a basket by members of the audience.Rate it:

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bend one's elbowTo drink alcoholic beverages, especially at a public house or bar.Rate it:

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bottom the houseTo clean a house from top to bottom; to clean a house extremely thoroughlyRate it:

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bottoming the houseThe process by where someone cleans their house 'from top to bottom'. It is a very thorough clean indeed, even more so than 'spring cleaning'.Rate it:

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brick and mortarUsed other than as an idiom: see brick, and, mortar.Rate it:

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brick and mortarBuildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]Rate it:

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brick and mortarBuildings, especially domestic housing.Rate it:

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brick by brickTo create or build something in a steady, step-by-step fashion.Rate it:

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brick houseA voluptuous woman with a large rotund buttocks and bust.Rate it:

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brick houseUsed other than as an idiom: A house or type of construction made of bricks or blockss of masonry.Rate it:

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brick into enclose with bricksRate it:

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brick in one's hatdrunkenness.Rate it:

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brick upTo block by masonry, particularly using bricks.Rate it:

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brick wallAn obstacle.Rate it:

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brickbatA piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.Rate it:

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bricks and mortarAlternative form of brick and mortar.Rate it:

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bring down the houseTo garner enthusiastic or wild applause.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.Rate it:

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built like a brick shithouseExceptionally well constructed; strong or tough.Rate it:

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built like a brick shithouseOf a person, with an exceptionally well-developed chest.Rate it:

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clean houseTo clean the interior of a house.Rate it:

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clean houseTo reform by removing undesirable personnel and procedures.Rate it:

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clean upTo make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.Rate it:

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closing timeThe time when a public house closes. Used to invite final drink orders.Rate it:

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companyKeep the house clean, I have company coming.Rate it:

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crack a cribTo break into a house.Rate it:

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curb appealThe visual attractiveness which a house, commercial establishment, or other real estate property has when initially seen by a prospective buyer or other person standing in front of the property "at the curb".Rate it:

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drop a brickUsed other than as an idiom: see drop, brick.Rate it:

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drop a brickTo commit a faux pas, especially in speech, such as by tactlessly speaking of a subject that should not be mentioned.Rate it:

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drop a brickAlternative form of drop a bombshell.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeC. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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full housepoker handRate it:

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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someoneRate it:

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haunted houseUsed other than as an idiom: see haunted, house.Rate it:

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haunted houseA Halloween amusement attraction in which a building or series of rooms is decorated to frighten the people who pass through the attraction.Rate it:

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have a brick in one's hatto be drunkRate it:

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house cooling partyA party to celebrate when a person decides to leave a house or flat, and sometimes to help prepare the space for the incoming residents.Rate it:

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house of cardsA structure or argument built on a shaky foundation.Rate it:

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house of cardsA structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.Rate it:

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house of ill fameA brothelRate it:

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house poorIn financial difficulty because of the excessive cost of owning a house, or because the cost of home ownership forms too high a proportion of household income.Rate it:

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house warmingPresented as a way of welcoming someone to a home into which he or she recently moved.Rate it:

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keep houseTo take care of domestic chores; work as a housekeeper.Rate it:

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