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null and voidHaving no legal validity, not enforceable legallyRate it:

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odd and curiousA way to designate special coins, namely coins that are both odd and imperfect or seriously damaged.Rate it:

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odd and curiousOn the Isle of Man, the common or general man.Rate it:

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odds and endsMiscellaneous things.Rate it:

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odds and sodsMiscellaneous items.Rate it:

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odds and sodsOrdinary people who lack distinction.Rate it:

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oil and waterTwo things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.Rate it:

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on and offIntermittently.Rate it:

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on and oncontinuouslyRate it:

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on pins and needlesFeeling sharp anticipation or anxiety; in a state of suspense.Rate it:

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on the straight and narrowHonest; proceeding according to rules and plans.Rate it:

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on the up-and-upLegitimate; honest; upright.Rate it:

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once and for allFinally, permanently, conclusively.Rate it:

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one and allAll, everyone.Rate it:

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one and allEach one.Rate it:

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one and onlyunique, one of a kindRate it:

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one and onlyonly love, sole sweetheart.Rate it:

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one and the sameThe same person or thing. Used to emphasize the identity or equivalence of two things.Rate it:

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only fools and horses workPhilosophy of life that people who do not look for an easy way of earning a living are foolish.Rate it:

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onwards and upwardsThings are getting betterRate it:

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out and aboutTraveling; out; moving; engaged in regular day to day activities.Rate it:

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out of house and homeCassandra Chrones Moore, Haunted Housing: How Toxic Scare Stories Are Spooking the Public Out of House and Home.Rate it:

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out of house and homeGail White, Partying with the Intelligentsia.Rate it:

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out of house and homeGlobal Checkup: How Healthy is Earth?, Science NOW.Rate it:

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out of house and homeIn a manner that deprives one of dwelling or some aspect thereof.Rate it:

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out of the mouths of babes and sucklingsAlternative form of out of the mouths of babes.Rate it:

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out-and-outComplete, utter.Rate it:

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over and outUsed to signal the end of a conversation, especially one conducted by CB radio or the like.Rate it:

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over and over againRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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over the hills and far awayfar away, not near.Rate it:

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over the river and through the woodsUsed other than as an idiom: see over, the, river, and, through, the, woods.Rate it:

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over the river and through the woodsTrying to achieve a particular task, often with difficulty.Rate it:

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over the river and through the woodsTo be lost.(idiomatic, figuratively) To lose one's mind.Rate it:

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over the river and through the woodsTo lose one's mind.Rate it:

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over the river and through the woodsTo lose one's mind.Rate it:

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pain and sufferingUsed other than as an idiom: see pain, suffering.Rate it:

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pain and sufferingA species of damages that one may recover for physical or mental pain that results from a wrong done.Rate it:

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part and parcelAn integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.Rate it:

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party and playUsed other than as an idiom: see party, play.Rate it:

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party and playMarked by the use of drugs and the absence of sexual inhibitions.Rate it:

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peace and quietTranquility; freedom from stress or interruptions.Rate it:

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peaches and creamA very enjoyable experience.Rate it:

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peaches-and-creamOf facial complexion, smooth, with attractive yellow-pink coloring.Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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pickin' and grinninVigorously playing folk or country music on a stringed musical instrument, especially the guitar or banjo, while smiling broadly.Rate it:

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pickin' and grinnin'Vigorous playing of folk or country music on a stringed musical instrument, especially the guitar or banjo, while smiling broadly.Rate it:

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pickin' and grinnin'Vigorous playing of folk or country music on a stringed musical instrument, especially the guitar or banjo, while smiling broadly.Rate it:

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pinch and a punch for the first of the monthSaid the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.Rate it:

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piss and moanTo complain, especially needlessly and loudly.Rate it:

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piss and vinegarExuberance or enthusiasm, especially to an excessive degree; bravado; youthful energy.Rate it:

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