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break one's duckTo do something for the first time.Rate it:

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break one's lanceTo engage in an honorable fight.Rate it:

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brick in one's hatdrunkenness.Rate it:

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bring one's arse to an anchorTo sit down.Rate it:

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burn one's bridgesTo destroy one's path, connections, reputation, opportunities, etc.Rate it:

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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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burn one's fingersTo harm oneself; to suffer consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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bury one's head in the sandTo deliberately ignore the reality of a situation; to pretend a problem does not exist.Rate it:

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bust one's assTo work very hard, to put in a lot of effort.Rate it:

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bust one's ballsto work very hard; to put in a lot of effort.Rate it:

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bust one's buttTo work exceptionally hard.Rate it:

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bust one's chopsTo exert oneself.Rate it:

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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.Rate it:

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by one's lightsAccording to one's understanding.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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by the skin of one's teethBarely; closely; by a narrow margin; with nothing to spare.Rate it:

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carry one's own weightA variant of carry one's weight.Rate it:

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carry one's weightTo contribute or produce one's fair share, as of work, money, etc.Rate it:

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cash in one's chipsTo discontinue an activity, accepting whatever gains or losses one has incurred; to give up.Rate it:

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cash in one's chipsTo die.Rate it:

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cast one's voteTo vote for something.Rate it:

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cast up one's accountsTo vomit.Rate it:

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catch one's driftTo understand the essence of what someone attempts to communicate, especially if it is vague, hinting, or poorly phrased.Rate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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caught with one's pants downCaught off guard, unprepared, or in an embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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chase one's tailTo busily try to perform many tasks or to repeatedly revise one's plans, especially with inefficient use of one's time and limited results.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backA drug addiction.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backWithdrawal symptoms.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA form of challenge in the same spirit as a medieval knight throwing down his gauntlet.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA habitually combative attitude, usually because of a harboured grievance, sense of inferiority, or having something to prove.Rate it:

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clean up one's actTo reform; to improve one's habits.Rate it:

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clear one's linesTo clear the ball away from a dangerous position.Rate it:

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close one's eyesTo ignore.Rate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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cold oneA beer.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.Rate it:

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come out of one's shellTo become a naturist. To convert to naturism.Rate it:

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come out of one's shellTo reveal one's true self.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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coming out of one's earsIn great or excess quantity.Rate it:

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cool one's heelsTo wait, especially impatiently or restlessly.Rate it:

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cool one's jetsTo become less excited, intense, or active.Rate it:

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count on one handThe seeming low number of occasions when this particular problem was not automatically resolved.Rate it:

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count one's blessingsTo focus one's attention on the circumstances of one's life which are pleasant or fortunate, especially with the intention of diverting one's thoughts from serious or disagreeable matters.Rate it:

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cover one's assTo make preparations or take precautions to ensure that one is not blamed or punished for one's conduct.Rate it:

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