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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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boomshankaA wish of happiness. Purportedly a literal translation (from an unknown language) is, "May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman"Rate it:

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busman's holidayA holiday or vacation during which you do the same thing that you do for your usual work.Rate it:

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Cambric TeaPlace one Tsp Sugar, one 1/4 Cup Milk in Mug or Coffee Cup, Add boiling Water to Brim While Stirring: When Temperature of 'Tea' Becomes Drinkable, You 'KIDZ" Drink Your 'Cambric Tea'; B-4 It Gitz KOLD!Rate it:

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carry onTo take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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companyI treasure your company.Rate it:

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cookie lickingClaiming a project as your own, but without actually finishing it.Rate it:

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cry over spilled milkBecome needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate it:

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flavor explosionOne can experience a 'flavor explosion' upon imbibing a beverage you have hither-to not sampled. You anticipated myriad taste treats. Upon the first sip you wantonly begin your 'slake' in a cascade of foaming, bubbling, refreshing, exhilarating deluge of dashing delicacy, dancing from cheek to cheek, then explosively and divinely diving into the depths of your desert-dry throat channel!.Rate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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full of himself/herselfThe self-centered individual awash with a smattering of ego expresses an all-knowing, all familiar, par excellence in the extreme.Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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getting it all togetherResearch your plan thoroughly, seek expert advice, launch trial balloons, rehearse your presentation, edit and firm it for final presentation.Rate it:

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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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give a sneck possetTo fasten the door latch.Rate it:

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give a sneck possetTo give someone a cold reception; to close the door on someone; to reject them.Rate it:

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Gone FishinHumorous 'Door-Sign' on Front Door of Temporarily 'Closed' Store, Business Place, Service StationRate it:

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hands upPut your hands up (if you wish to participate).Rate it:

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hands upSurrender (by raising your hands)!Rate it:

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hang paperTo write a bad check.Rate it:

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happy landingsAn expression of good-luck, safe travel in any conveyance, Have success in your career or business venture.Rate it:

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head tripAn ego trip.Rate it:

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if you can't beat them, join themIf your adversaries are stronger than yourself, it is better to join the adversaries.Rate it:

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in the woodsIn critical condition; near death's door.Rate it:

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kick the tiresTo inspect a vehicle's tires by kicking them to check for defects or poor quality.Rate it:

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know thyselfbe aware of your own strengths and limitations.Rate it:

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latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent(s).Rate it:

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lay a finger onIf you lay a finger on my little brother, I'll have your guts for garters.Rate it:

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left fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to your left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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monkey businessDo your homework and forget about all this monkey business.Rate it:

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never you mindDo not concern yourself with it; it is none of your business.Rate it:

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off the railsWhen you've lost it all, When your world and life is upside down!Rate it:

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or elseClean up your room, or else!.Rate it:

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out of house and homeHelping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home, The Progressive Animal Welfare Society.Rate it:

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out of sightThe notice was out of sight behind the door.Rate it:

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pony up!Fulfill your promise, pay your dues, PITCH-IN, help-out, toss-in a few sheckels;Rate it:

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pop the questionAsk your fiance to marry; Present any query which may clarify or act as a hinge in critical development or arriving at final decisions!Rate it:

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punch the clockRing-In With Your Time Card or as we say; "Punch the Clock"Rate it:

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put oneself acrossTo explain one's ideas and opinions clearly so that another person can understand them and get a picture of your personality.Rate it:

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put up one's dukesPrepare to fight; literally, to raise your fists.Rate it:

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red as a beetrootAn expression used when someone's face turns a bright red colour, often through embarrassment. Also used in the comparative form: "Your face was redder than a beetroot".Rate it:

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RSNReal soon now; describing something that will be available in the near future, but often skeptically. Frequently used to mean "Whenever", "Soon, possibly never" or "don't hold your breath".Rate it:

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seize the day!Prepare to accept, resolve, complete, accomplish the challenges confronting your agendas:Rate it:

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shanks' mareOne's own legs used for walking; to "travel by shanks' mare" or "ride on shanks' mare" is to walk to your destination.Rate it:

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skoffedDo sartastically whistle air out of your mouth and look awayRate it:

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sneck possetA cold reception, closing the door on a visitor.Rate it:

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