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raise hellTo cause a great disturbance.Rate it:

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step in front of a moving trainTo sacrifice one's own life for a noble and loyal cause.Rate it:

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bring uponTo cause to befall.Rate it:

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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.Rate it:

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bring roundTo resuscitate; to cause to regain consciousness.Rate it:

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buck offTo cause to fall off.Rate it:

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cast onTo start the first row of knitting by putting stitches on a needle.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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esprit de corpsA shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.Rate it:

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keep fromTo prevent or restrain ; refrain or cause refrain.Rate it:

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kick offTo make the first kick in a game or part of a game.Rate it:

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lay lowTo knock out; to cause to fall.Rate it:

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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:

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tee offTo hit the first shot of the hole.Rate it:

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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.Rate it:

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put down toTo state the cause of a situation.Rate it:

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touch offTo start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.Rate it:

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keep downTo cause not to increase or rise.Rate it:

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mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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stave inTo stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo score one's first run in an innings.Rate it:

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bring aboutTo cause to take place.Rate it:

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bring outTo cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash.Rate it:

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chase downTo investigate the cause of something.Rate it:

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heat upTo heat, to cause to become hotter.Rate it:

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kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.Rate it:

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pump upTo cause one's muscles to swell by means of focussed weightlifting.Rate it:

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run intoTo cause to collide with.Rate it:

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suck intoTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause something temperature to lower.Rate it:

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burn a hole in one's pocketTo cause someone to be tempted to spend money.Rate it:

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cut a rugTo dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.Rate it:

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for onceFor the first time, after many instances to the contrary; in a rare exception to the rule; as an exception to the usual.Rate it:

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turn to stoneTo cause something to become stone.Rate it:

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wear downTo cause physical or mental fatigue.Rate it:

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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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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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a whopper-dooperPrize Winning, Top Banana, First Rate, First Class, Winner, Great, Glorious, Grand, Super Duper. Superlative.Rate it:

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Aaron's beardA common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens.[First attested in the late 19 century.]Cymbalaria muralis (ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy)Hypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)Saxifraga stolonifera (creeping saxifrage, strawberry geranium)Opuntia leucotricha (arborescent prickly pear, Aaron's beard cactus)Rate it:

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across the boardA racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third.Rate it:

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ash wednesdayfirst day of lentRate it:

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ass-backwardsMoving backwards, that is, rear end first.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling something is morally despicable as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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