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an umbrella policyReference insurance terminology. An additional protection beyond the basic policy to cover the unusual, the vastly unpredictable, in a loss or damage incident.Rate it:

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bash aboutTo physically damage something or assault someone.Rate it:

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blot one's copy bookTo damage one's own reputation through bad behavior.Rate it:

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bounce backTo recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.Rate it:

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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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do a number onTo damage; to treat harshly; to produce ill effects.Rate it:

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foul-upfoul-up, has myriad meanings: goof-up, mess-up, turn out high percentage rejects, commit or cause damage, fail to follow safety regulations, fail to supervise, or orient workers properly etc.Rate it:

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give someone a bloody noseto defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the processRate it:

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have egg on one's faceTo suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage one's reputation.Rate it:

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lemonizeTo damage something and then deny or be aloof from the damage.Rate it:

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loose cannonA cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew.Rate it:

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loose cannonAn uncontrolled or unpredictable person who causes damage to his own friends, faction, political party, etc.Rate it:

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mend fencesTo repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap.Rate it:

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mess upTo damage; injure.Rate it:

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nine livesDurability; near immunity to damage.Rate it:

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no harm, no foulEncapsulation of the idea that although technically a breach of some code or law may have occurred there is no need for punishment, apology or retribution if no actual damage occurred.Rate it:

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off the railsIn an abnormal manner, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning.Rate it:

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run roughshod overTo treat roughly or without care, respect, or moderation; to act without control; to damage.Rate it:

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smear campaignAn effort to damage or call into question someone's reputation, by propounding negative propaganda.Rate it:

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take a licking and keep on tickingTo be tough; to have endurance; to have the capacity to absorb stress or damage, but still be able to function.Rate it:

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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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tear upTo damage.Rate it:

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the fish rots from the headBad leaders damage an organization.Rate it:

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touch and goTo touch bottom lightly and without damage, as a vessel in motion.Rate it:

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weather the stormTo reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm or damage.Rate it:

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wreak havocTo cause damage, disruption, or destruction.Rate it:

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