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give rise to (something)To cause something to existRate it:

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give somebody pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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give someone a hard timeTo cause difficulty or make trouble for someone.Rate it:

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give someone griefTo cause pain.Rate it:

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give someone pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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go moggy(usually in the past tense, as in "gone moggy") To break something or to cause something to become disorganized or dysfunctional.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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gone north aboutDead, of sailor or seaman whose cause of death was anything except by drowning.Rate it:

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gum upTo cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.Rate it:

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have someone goingTo cause someone to be excited, aroused, or upset.Rate it:

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holy fuckExpression of terror, awe, surprise, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.Rate it:

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holy shitExpression of terror, awe, surprise, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.Rate it:

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in the leadin first position in a competitionRate it:

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jumpTo cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.Rate it:

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jump the fenceTo change from first approach, approach from a different direction, suggest a completely foreign idea.Rate it:

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keep inTo cause (a fire) to stay blazingRate it:

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keep one's headTo remain calm, reasonable, level-headed, especially in a situation likely to cause distress.Rate it:

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killTo cause to assume the value zero.Rate it:

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knock out of the boxTo cause a pitcher to be replaced by heavy hitting.Rate it:

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knock out of the boxTo cause something to be replaced by something else.Rate it:

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knock the living daylights out ofTo knock out; to hit and cause to be unconscious.Rate it:

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let offTo cause to explode.Rate it:

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make a monkey out ofTo cause a person, organization, or action to appear foolish or inferior; to subject someone or something to ridicule..Rate it:

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make an ass ofTo cause (someone) to seem foolish.Rate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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make someone's jaw dropTo cause someone to be surprised or alarmed.Rate it:

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make wavesTo cause a disturbance.Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA confrontation between two or more armed parties, neither of which wants to attack first (fearing that the other could retaliate), but neither of which will disarm (for fear the other will attack).Rate it:

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monkey on one's backA state of persistent distress or worry or the cause of such a state.Rate it:

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moral supportAssistance given to a person or cause, usually without getting directly involved.Rate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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mush upto cause to become mushyRate it:

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nose in the airThe body language most of us have experienced when a friend passes you in public and with head tilted back and nose in the air gives you a first class snub!Rate it:

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not the end of the worldIt's of minor importance, at least not as important as it first seemed.Rate it:

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number oneFirst; foremost; best.Rate it:

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play hob withmess with, cause trouble forRate it:

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point manIn combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.Rate it:

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porn star namea comical name for a person, typically made from the name of their first pet and the name of the first street they lived on.Rate it:

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proverbs come in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.1979, Irving Howe, John Hollander, David Bromwich, Literature as Experience: An Anthology, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ISBN 0155511130, page 325:Sometimes proverbs come in pairs, the first one providing the context, the second, the revision.Rate it:

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pull overTo cause to pull over.Rate it:

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put someone in mind ofTo remind someone of; to inspire a mental image or awareness of; to cause thoughts concerning.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsIf you set the cat among the pigeons, you will cause a flutter in the dovecote.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsTo cause alarm.Rate it:

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put throughto cause to endureRate it:

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raise cainTo cause trouble.Rate it:

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raise eyebrowsTo cause surprise.Rate it:

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raise eyebrowsTo cause mild disapproval.Rate it:

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raise the roofTo cause a commotion, as by boisterous celebrating or loud complaining; to make considerable noise.2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)Jubilant Liberal supporters raised the roof of a Mississauga restaurant after incumbent Albina Guarnieri was swept back into office for her seventh term.Rate it:

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raise the spectreTo cause concern that something unfortunate might happen.Rate it:

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