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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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a Tinkers DamnDemeaning Words in Deprecating Ejaculation, to wit; "He'll Never Amount To A 'Tinker's Damn!"Rate it:

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a cold day in JulyThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:

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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:

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allons-ycome with me, follow meRate it:

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at bayUnable to come closer; at a distance.Rate it:

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at latter lammasNever.Rate it:

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barking dogs seldom bitePeople who make big threats never usually carry them out.Rate it:

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besser spät als niebetter late than neverRate it:

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blind dateA romantic meeting between two people who have never met before.Rate it:

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break coverUsed other than as an idiom. to come out of hiding; to become visible.Rate it:

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bunch upTo come or gather together.Rate it:

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ça ne fait riennever mindRate it:

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chalkfaceA musical concept or genre in which music is completely improvised and never played twice. Most often mixing elements of hip-hop, metal, punk and avant-garde jazz.Rate it:

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choke offTo get rid of, cause to come to an end.Rate it:

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cold day in HellThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:

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cope withTo come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.Rate it:

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cosy up toTo come physically close to, using body language in an attempt to persuade another party to snuggle or embrace.Rate it:

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cotton onTo realize; come to understand.Rate it:

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cotton on toTo come to know or understand.Rate it:

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crop outTo come to light; to be manifest; to appear.Rate it:

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crowd upTo come together, to form a crowd.Rate it:

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cuando las ranas críen pelothat'll be the day; never; when pigs fly.Rate it:

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damp squibAnything that doesn’t work properly, or fails to come up to expectations..Rate it:

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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

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draw onTo approach, come nearer, as evening.Rate it:

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draw togetherTo cause to seek emotional support from each other; to cause to pull together or come together.Rate it:

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draw upcome to a haltRate it:

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each to his ownEveryone is entitled to their own opinion or tastes.My housemate is a strict vegan. I personally could never not eat meat, but each to his own.Rate it:

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el día que las vacas vuelenthat'll be the day; never; when pigs fly.Rate it:

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fall between two stoolsTo attempt two tasks and fail at both, when either one could have been accomplished singly.Rate it:

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fall into placeTo assume a clear and complete form when separate elements come together; to be realised.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a lorryOf an item of merchandise, to come into a perons's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fetch awayTo move off, come loose; to go off suddenly away a given position.Rate it:

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flock togetherTo come together in large numbers, like a flock; to join with others who are similar to oneself.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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freeze upTo come to a sudden halt, stop working.Rate it:

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front and centerA command to come to the center of attention of an assemblage, as of military personnel or students.Rate it:

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game outTo run through scenarios to determine what will happen given certain decisions; to play out possibilities; to examine several ideas to come up with their likeliest end results.Rate it:

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get a gripTo relax; to calm down; to stop being angry; to come to one's senses or become more rational.Rate it:

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get aroundTo come around something.Rate it:

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get downTo bring or come down; descend.Rate it:

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get outTo come out of a situation ; to escape a fateRate it:

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get through one's headTo come to terms with a fact, a state of affairs, etc. that one was previously unable or refusing to accept.Rate it:

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get wetTo come into contact with water or another liquid.Rate it:

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go astrayTo come to believe an untruth.Rate it:

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go toTo get to work; (imperatively) come on.Rate it:

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go toUsed imperatively to express protest or surprise; "come, now!".Rate it:

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