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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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frog in one's throatHoarseness or the need to cough.Rate it:

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from the bottom of one's heartIn earnest; sincerely; with one's full feeling.Rate it:

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fruit of one's loinsC. 1950, Kay Boyle, "Adam's Death" in Fifty Stories , ISBN 9780811212069, p. 541.Rate it:

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fruit of one's loinsOne's child, children, or descendents.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked oneto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get into one's strideTo become familiar with something recently learnt.Rate it:

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get it into one's headimagineRate it:

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get off one's chestto relieve oneself by talking to someoneRate it:

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get off one's high horseTo stop acting in an imperious, overbearing or bossy manner.Rate it:

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get one's act togetherTo become serious, organized, worthwhile, etc.Rate it:

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get one's ass in gearTo exert effective effort; to get going; to get moving; to start producing.Rate it:

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get one's back upTo become angry, defensive, or irritable.Rate it:

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get one's butt somewhereGo somewhere, especially quickly.Rate it:

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get one's claws intoHave a controlling influence over.Rate it:

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get one's claws outTo prepare to attack or retaliateRate it:

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get one's claws outTo prepare to attack or retaliateRate it:

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get one's feet wetTo begin gaining experience; To take a risk and try something new.Rate it:

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get one's fillto be satisfied, to have enough of something.Rate it:

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get one's finger outTo free one's finger.Rate it:

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get one's finger outTo proceed with the matter in hand.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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get one's freak onTo have sex.Rate it:

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get one's freak onTo dance.Rate it:

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get one's freak onTo go crazy; to freak out.Rate it:

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get one's hands dirtyto get involved with the unpleasant parts, or the lowest levels, of a task.Rate it:

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get one's hands onTo get; to obtain; to secure.Rate it:

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get one's head aroundTo understand; fathom; solve.Rate it:

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get one's hopes upTo become enthusiastic about something that is going to happen.Rate it:

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get one's juices flowingto inspire creativity and thought.Rate it:

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get one's juices flowingto sexually excite, to tantalize.Rate it:

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get one's knickers in a twistTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.Rate it:

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get one's marching ordersTo be dismissed disgracefully.Rate it:

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get one's money's worthIn a transaction, to receive a good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended.Rate it:

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get one's money's worthTo derive satisfaction from an experience or occurrence; to have one's expectations or hopes fulfilled.Rate it:

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get one's panties in a bunchTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.Rate it:

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get one's shorts in a knotAlternative form of get one's knickers in a twist.Rate it:

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get one's skates onTo start doing something quickly; to stop procrastinating; to hurry up.Rate it:

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get one's tits in a wringerTo get into troubleRate it:

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get one's wires crossedTo get confused or mixed up; to make a mistake.Rate it:

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get something off one's chestAlternative form of get off one's chest.Rate it:

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get what's coming to oneTo experience the consequences of one's action.Rate it:

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gird up one's loinsTo prepare oneself for something demanding.Rate it:

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give as good as one getsTo behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.Rate it:

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give it one's best shotTo make one's best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible.Rate it:

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give one enough ropeTo allow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.Rate it:

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give one's allTo make the utmost effort; to contribute, using all of one's abilities and resources.Rate it:

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give one's allTo lose one's life while making the utmost effort with full commitment.Rate it:

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