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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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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.Rate it:

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fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).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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Greek calendsA time that never occurs; never; when pigs fly.Rate it:

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Humpty DumptyismThe practice of insisting that a word means whatever one wishes it to.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 reign of queen dickWhen pigs fly; never.Rate it:

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in the worldExpletive used for emphasis, for example after an interrogative word.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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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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make a meal ofThat is the eleventh edit that you have made to that word, you are really making a meal of it.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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once in a blue moonNever.Rate it:

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pickupA word referring to the action of meeting and quickly associating with a strange female at a function, gathering, saloon, party or meeting.Rate it:

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pull punchesTo word something delicately to avoid giving offense or inciting anger.Rate it:

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quote unquoteEmphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.Rate it:

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rebajasThis word is used a great deal in shop windows in Tenerife -- it means discounts in SpanishRate 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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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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skin a catA word picture contrived for shock effect in expressing a variety of actions or accomplishments.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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step on it!A three word command to rush, move now, get with it quickly, respond immediately.Rate 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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third personThe words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience.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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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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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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