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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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above the foldThe term "above the fold" refers to the part of a webpage that users can see without scrolling down.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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arse over titTumbling; falling; upside-down; unstable or unbalanced.Rate it:

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arsy varseyTumbling upside down; head over heels.Rate it:

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arsy varsyTumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.Rate it:

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arsy versyTumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.Rate it:

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ass over teakettleTumbling upside down.Rate it:

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at heartIn spirit; according to one's beliefs, views or feelings; deep down, really, fundamentally.Rate it:

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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

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back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.Rate it:

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batten downTo close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.Rate it:

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batten down the hatchesPrepare for trouble.Rate it:

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be still my heartCalm down, this situation is too exciting or overly distressing.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear downWhen giving birth, to push.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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beat downTo severely beat someone up.Rate it:

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bed downTo lie down to sleep for the night, usually of livestock or machinery.Rate it:

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bed downTo put an animal to rest for the night.Rate it:

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bed downThe act of lying down, reclining, preparing for sleep by assuming a supine position/reclining/upon or in a quiet, comfortable venue.Rate it:

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bed them downTo ​lie down ​somewhere, usually ​somewhere different from where you usually ​sleep, in ​order to go to ​sleep.Rate it:

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bed them downAnimal husbandry term. Domesticated animals are treated in the USA with tender loving care. Caretakers of animals provide comfortable resting and sleeping places for the nighttime.Rate it:

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bite the big oneo break down; to be impossible to repair or not worth repairing.Rate it:

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blow meExpressing surprise; I'll be blowed; blow me down.Rate it:

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blow me downA cry of surpriseRate it:

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blow overTo pass naturally; to go away; to settle or calm down.Rate it:

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bogged downStuck, as if in a bog.Rate it:

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bogged downStuck; mired, as in detail, difficulty; delayed or made slower.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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boil down toto be equivalent to; to reduce to.Rate it:

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boogie on downto go (to a place or event)Rate it:

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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.Rate it:

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bow downto bow, to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deferenceRate it:

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break downTo fail.Rate it:

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break downTo give more detail.Rate it:

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break downcease to functionRate it:

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break downTo become unstable, mentally or otherwise.Rate it:

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break downTo decay.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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bring downTo make a legitimate rulership lose their position of power.Rate it:

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bring downTo reduce.Rate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.Rate it:

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bring downTo make someone feel bad emotionally.Rate it:

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bring down the houseTo garner enthusiastic or wild applause.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.Rate it:

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