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hope only lasts when you need itWhen you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need it.When you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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hot stuffAn attractive person, often used as a come-on or pickup line.Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's workshopOne who is idle will likely come to do evil.Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsNever.Rate it:

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in a pig's eyeVery unlikely; probably never.Rate it:

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in the offingNearby, soon to come, in the near future.Rate it:

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in the reign of queen dickWhen pigs fly; never.Rate it:

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it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:

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jam tomorrowPromised benefits that never arrive.Rate it:

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keep buggin onNever quit; go onRate it:

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lame jokeAn attempt at humor which is perceived to have been used previously to the point of being cliche, or was never funny to begin with.Rate it:

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leak outTo come out of, because of a leakRate it:

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life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.Rate it:

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like riding a bikeSaid of skill that, once learned, is never forgotten.Rate it:

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lock hornsTo come into conflict.Rate it:

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melting potCome together and are homogenized.Rate it:

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misery loves companyRepetitious, droll, depressing revelations of one's hard luck, always being left out of the fun, the prizes, never invited, always overlooked and pleading that others will come to the rescue!Rate it:

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not in a million yearsAlternative form of never in a million years.Rate it:

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not invented hereInvented outside one's own company (referring to the knee-jerk dismissal of products, technologies, etc. that come from third parties).Rate it:

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once in a blue moonNever.Rate it:

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pie in the skyA belief that one's wildest dreams shall come true. A devotee, of pie in the sky is prone to believe the most impossible possibility. The taller the tale you can spin, the greater chance he'll buy into it!Rate it:

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pop upTo come up with a "pop" sound.Rate it:

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right as rainright as rain expresses the truism. rain is from nature and a higher power, so therefore it has to be right because nature and the creator are never wrong!Rate it:

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rise from the ashesTo make a comeback after a long hiatus. To come back into common use or practice. To come back into popularity. To come back to being a thing of today.Rate it:

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rolling stoneA person who moves around a lot and never settles down.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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rub offTo cause to come off by rubbingRate it:

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run one's courseTo come to a natural endRate it:

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seal the dealto come to an agreement, to finalise the deal.Rate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".Rate it:

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sow the wind, reap the whirlwindEvery decision has consequences; a person's actions will come back to him.Rate it:

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spare the rod and spoil the childIf one does not discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners.Rate it:

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split upSeparate, disassociate, cause to come apart.Rate it:

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stand someone in good steadto come in handy for someone in the futureRate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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that'll be the daySaid in reply to something that one believes will never happen.Rate it:

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this is itThe moment has come.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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to be the impossible dream.To be a fancy which will never become reality.Rate it:

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to not let any grass grow under one's feetto be always active and never delay in taking an actionRate it:

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touch onTo come or go to for a short time.Rate it:

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until hell freezes overForever; One will never in their life get the results that they want, no matter what they're doing involving the situation.Rate it:

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verge onTo approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.Rate it:

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wait for itUsed to draw attention to and build suspense, often ironically, for a remark to come.Rate it:

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watering holeA depression in which water collects and where animals come to drink.Rate it:

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what has been seen cannot be unseenRepulsive, disturbing, or horrific sights can never be erased from memory once they have been seen.Rate it:

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when hell freezes overNever; not in this lifetime; not a chance.Rate it:

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when pigs flyNever.Rate it:

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when push comes to shoveWhen the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.Rate it:

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