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wet the bedTo urinate in one's bed (during sleep).Rate it:

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what it says on the tinExactly what is described or what one would expect from the name.Rate it:

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what someone saidUsed to indicate agreement, as if one would have wanted to say what a previous speaker has said, without change or qualificationRate it:

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what's good for the goose is good for the ganderWhat is good for one type is equally good for another type, despite any irrelevant differences between the types.Rate it:

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what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the ganderIf something is acceptable for one person, it is acceptable for another.Rate it:

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while away your dayOne whom is lackadaisical, regressive, cares less:Rate it:

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whistle-blowerOne who reports a problem or violation to the authorities; especially, an employee or former employee who reports a violation by an employer.Rate it:

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white rideranother name for "Conquest/Pestilence", one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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white sheepa disliked person; one who is disfavoredRate it:

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who pays the piper calls the tuneOne who pays for something controls it.Rate it:

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wiggle roomThe opportunity to make alternative decisions or to pursue other courses of action, especially any involving only minor changes to one's present situation or course.Rate it:

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will o' the wispA delusional or otherwise unobtainable goal that one feels compelled to pursue.Rate it:

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willing horseOne who readily performs hard work or who voluntarily tolerates an adverse situation.Rate it:

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willow in the windOne whose views are easily and regularly changed by the persuasion or influence of others.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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wing itTo improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; or to perform with little or no preparation.Rate it:

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wiped out!The expression can be visualized as one would erase the blackboard, eliminate the moisture on the window glass.Rate it:

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wise guyOne who is insolent or flippant; one who makes jokes or perpetrates pranks.Rate it:

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wishful thinkingThe illusion that what one would like is actually true.Rate it:

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wits' endLimit of one's sanity or mental capacity; point of desperation.Rate it:

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wonder of wondersA happening, an event, a pleasing circumstance, results beyond one's wildest dream or expectation:Rate it:

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wonder of wondersA happening, an event, a pleasing circumstance, results beyond one's wildest dream or expectation:Rate it:

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work spouseA man or woman in the workplace with whom one shares a special relationship having bonds similar to those of a marriage: special confidences, loyalties, shared jokes and experiences, and unusual degree of honesty or openness.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.Rate it:

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worldA planet,especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.Rate it:

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worry wartOne who worries excessively or unnecessarily.Rate it:

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wouldn't you know itExpresses dismay or annoyance, especially at bad luck or misfortune.Rate it:

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wrap in the flagTo claim one's cause deserves support for patriotic reasons or that one's own motives are patriotic.Rate it:

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wrap someone around your little fingerA feeling, a sense, an awareness one realizes when another is deeply devoted, lovingly loyal and shares a mutuality in myriad areas in each other and their lives.Rate it:

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wrestling with a pigTo engage in a pointless task that leaves one worse off for having made an honest attempt.Rate it:

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wring outTo squeeze a wet material, either by twisting with one's hands, or by passing it through a wringer, to remove the water.Rate it:

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yank offTo remove something, like a piece of cloth or bread, by tearing it with one quick strong pull.Rate it:

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yell silentlyTo think very strong thoughts, that one wishes to yell out loud but does not.Rate it:

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yellow brick roadA proverbial path to a Promised Land of one's hopes and dreams.Rate it:

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yield upTo give something against one's will.Rate it:

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you can bank on itTo be so sure of something that one can trust.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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you can't walk on iceOne cannot except to go onto the battlefield, without all of your equipmentRate it:

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you don't dip your pen in company inkOne should avoid romantic relationships in the workplace.Rate it:

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you only get what you giveThere is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.Rate it:

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you've got to be in it to win itIn order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.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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