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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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throw oneself atTo make an embarrassingly desperate attempt to get someone's romantic attention.Rate it:

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throw outTo dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.Rate it:

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throw to the dogsTo remove or cast out someone or something out of one's protection, such as into the streets.Rate it:

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throw to the wolvesTo sacrifice someone, especially in an attempt to save oneself.Rate it:

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tin earInsensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.Rate it:

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top of the morningA generic greeting said to someone in the morning.Rate it:

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touch upTo touch or to grope someone in flirtatious or sleazy way.Rate it:

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turkey slapThe act of hitting someone in the face with one's penis.Rate it:

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turn awayTo rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something.Rate it:

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turn awayTo refuse to admit someone.Rate it:

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turn backTo refuse to allow someone to pass a border or enter a place.Rate it:

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turn on one's heelTo suddenly turn away from someone or something in order to depart rapidly, especially as expressive of haughtiness, disapproval, or evasiveness.Rate it:

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turned to stoneThis mean someone died. A gravestone is a symbol of someone that died so they "turned to stone".Rate it:

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two-fisted drinkerEither someone who can handle their liquor well, or an alcoholic clutching a drink in each hand.Rate it:

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unwashed massesOf people who are considered by someone to be somehow uneducated, uninformed, godless, or in some other way unqualified for inclusion in the speaker's elite circles.Rate it:

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up to the tasksomeone who capable to doing a jobRate it:

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up-and-comerSomeone who is up-and-coming, who has begun to be successful in some field and is likely to become even more successful in the future.Rate it:

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walk awayTo defeat someone or achieve something.Rate it:

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walk on eggshellsTo be overly careful in dealing with a person or situation because they get angry or offended very easily; to try very hard not to upset someone or something.Rate it:

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walk out onTo abandon or desert someone, especially a spouse.Rate it:

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walk throughTo explain someone something, step by step.Rate it:

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watch like a hawkto observe (someone or something) closely and keenlyRate it:

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weigh downTo be too much for someone to cope with.Rate it:

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were you born in a tentAn admonishment said to someone who has left a door open.Rate it:

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whale the tar outa him!Act of Beating Someone! 'Slap 'im-UP To A Fair Thee Well!"Rate it:

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what did your last slave die ofUsed to indicate that someone is being bossy and/or demanding, usually to an unreasonable extent.Rate it:

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what do you sayUsed to ask someone if they are willing to do something.Rate it:

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wheel aroundTo transport someone or something to various locations by pushing a wheeled transporter such as a wheelchair or a wheelbarrow or trolley.Rate it:

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whistling dixieRefers to a studied carelessness. But if you say someone ain't just whistling Dixie, it means they're not kidding around.Rate it:

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whitewashIt's another way blacks people talk a bout white ladies.Rate it:

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who's whoA celebrity or famous person, someone likely to be in such a publication.Rate it:

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whoop-assTo defeat or excel against (someone) in a competitive event.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a hazard that affects mostly men or is specific for some trade, occupied mostly by men.Rate it:

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will onTo wish intensely that someone succeeds in what they are doing. Often implies a silent, or almost inaudible wish.Rate it:

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win backTo get (someone) to be one's partner, after having been apart.Rate it:

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win overTo persuade someone, gain someone's support, or make someone understand the truth or validity of something.Rate it:

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win the dayto gain complete victory or success over something or someoneRate it:

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window dressingA means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.Rate it:

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winkle outTo acquire something or someone with difficulty.Rate it:

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work 'im over!To give someone heavy criticism, 'dress him down', 'read him out', let him know 'who's the boss'!Rate it:

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work overTo physically attack someone to cause them injury.Rate it:

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work your magicTo make a situation improve a lot or to make someone feel happy.Rate it:

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world-beaterSomeone or something superior to all others of its sort.Rate it:

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wouldn't touch with yoursTo not find (someone) sexually attractive; to not have sex with someone.Rate it:

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wring outTo force someone to give something, usually truth, or money.Rate it:

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yellowbellySomeone from Lincolnshire.Rate it:

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yes to deathTo agree with someone, often sarcastically.Rate it:

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you made your bed, now sleep in itA moralizing rejection said to someone looking for an easy out, especially of a situation they put themselves into.Rate it:

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young at heartInclined to act in a way or enjoy things that one would expect from someone younger, especially children, teenagers or young adults.Rate it:

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