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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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attaboyUsed to show encouragement or approval to a boy or man.Rate it:

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bad boyUsed other than as an idiom: see bad, boy.Rate it:

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bad boyA man whose rebellious nature makes him attractive to women.Rate it:

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bad boy(slang) A male criminal.Rate it:

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bad boyAn undesirable task.Rate it:

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bad boyA powerful or impressive product or item.Rate it:

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be preparedTo always be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty (motto of the Boy Scouts and pioneers).Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big boysPlural form of big boy.Rate it:

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blue-eyedSomeone's favorite, as in blue-eyed boyRate it:

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blue-eyed boySomeone's favourite, especially a young one.Rate it:

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boy in the boatClitoris.Rate it:

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boy racerreckless young driverRate it:

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boy toyA toy meant to be played with by a boy.Rate it:

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boy toyA gigolo.Rate it:

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cabin cruisermotorboat with living accommodationRate it:

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fair-haired boySomeone's favourite, especially a young one, a blue-eyed boy (British), (Australian)Rate it:

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good old boyA friendly, unambitious, relatively uneducated, sometimes racially biased white man who embodies the stereotype of the folksy culture of the rural southern USA.Rate it:

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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.Rate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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mama's boyA male person, especially a young man or boy, who is overly attached to or influenced by his mother; a sissy.Rate it:

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man and boyDuring one's manhood and during one's boyhoodRate it:

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man to boyfrom childhoodRate it:

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off one's gameC. 1910, Ralph Henry Barbour, "The Dub" in The New Boy at Hilltop and Other Stories.Rate it:

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old boy networkA presumed unacknowledged system of association between childhood friends (especially those at school or university together), used for mutual assistance or favouritism.Rate it:

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poor boyUsed other than as an idiom: see poor, boy.Rate it:

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poor boyA submarine sandwich.Rate it:

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poster boySee poster child.Rate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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toy boyA young male lover of an older woman or man.Rate it:

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well done my boyCompletion of something special, a challenging task.Rate it:

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wet boyA contractor assassin or hit man.Rate it:

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young manA term of endearment or address for a boy.Rate it:

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