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do one's bitTo make an individual contribution toward an overall effort.Rate it:

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do one's blockTo become enraged.Rate it:

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do one's businessto defecate or urinateRate it:

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do one's businessTo ruin somebody.Rate it:

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do one's damnedestTo do one's utmost; to make every effort or to try every possible approach or way.Rate it:

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do one's darnedestTo do one's utmost; to make every effort or to try every possible approach or way.Rate it:

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do one's thingTo do what one habitually does.Rate it:

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don't put all your eggs in one basketDon't dedicate all your resources into one thing.Rate it:

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drag one's feetTo procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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draw one's last breathTo die.Rate it:

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drive one up the wallTo make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.Rate it:

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dry one's eyesTo cease crying.Rate it:

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dump one's loadTo ejaculate, cum, inseminate, or defecateRate it:

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earn one's crustTo earn money, to do something as a job.Rate it:

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earn one's keepTo perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.Rate it:

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eat one's gunTo commit suicide, especially by use of a firearm discharged into the victim's mouth.Rate it:

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eat one's hatUsed in a result clause to express disbelief in the conditional clause proposition.Rate it:

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eat one's heart outTo feel overwhelming sorrow, jealousy or longing, to grieve.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo use or consume the economic goods or services that oneself is producing; to be part of a closed household economy.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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eat one's youngTo betray a constituent or charge out of self-serving interests or desperation; savaging.Rate it:

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every time one turns aroundEvery time, to an annoyingly repetitive or consistent degree.Rate it:

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fall into one's lapTo receive something that one desires with little or no effort.Rate it:

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fall on one's faceTo fail, especially in a dramatic or particularly decisive manner.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo commit suicide by allowing one’s body to drop onto the point of one’s sword..Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo resign from a job or other position of responsibility, especially when pressured to do so.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo voluntarily take the blame for a situation.Rate it:

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feather in one's capAn accomplishment; particularly one that is flaunted or boasted of.Rate it:

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feather one's nestTo achieve benefits, especially financial ones, by taking advantage of the opportunities with which one is presented; to amass a comfortable amount of personal wealth.Rate it:

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feed one's faceTo eat.Rate it:

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feel in one's bonesTo sense a fact or to have a strong conviction as a result of one's own practical experience, instinct, or gut feeling.Rate it:

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feel one's oatsTo feel energetic or frisky; to behave in a vigorous or bold manner.Rate it:

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feel one's oatsTo feel important; to be empowered.Rate it:

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fill one's faceTo eat, especially in a hearty or greedy manner.Rate it:

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fill one's handTo draw one's handgun, especially for an armed confrontation.Rate it:

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find it in one's heartTo feel compassionate, especially in order to forgive someoneRate it:

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find one's feetTo grow in confidence in a new situation as one gains experience.Rate it:

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flap one's gumsTo speak idly; to talk without effect.Rate it:

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flip one's wigTo act in an irrational manner or appear to be temporarily insane.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo pilot an aircraft without the aid of instruments and without a flight plan, using only instinct, visual observation, and practical judgment.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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fold one's tentTo withdraw, especially in a discreet manner; to disengage; to quit.Rate it:

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for all one is worthIntensely, vigorously, with as much effort as one can supply.Rate it:

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for one's lifeextremely desperatelyRate it:

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for one's particularFor one's part; as far as one is concerned.Rate it:

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forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swampTo lose sight of one's initial objective, becoming caught up in subtasks or in tasks only tangentially/orthogonally related to the initial objective.Rate it:

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free, white, and twenty-onebeholden to no one; master of one's own destiny.Rate it:

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frog in one's throatAny temporary physical difficulty in speaking.Rate it:

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