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push someone's buttonsTo do specific things to anger someone (less commonly, sexually arouse or otherwise elicit a strong reaction), especially intentionally or maliciously.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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push into jump the queueRate it:

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push itTo make an extraordinary or risky effort; to behave in a way which tests the limits; to expect too much.Rate it:

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push one's luckTo take an excessive risk or to attempt some task unlikely to succeed, especially after having already been unexpectedly lucky.Rate it:

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push the boat outTo do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration.Rate it:

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push the envelopeTo go beyond established limits; to pioneer.Rate it:

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when push comes to shoveWhen the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.Rate it:

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cross someone's pathTo meet by chance.Rate it:

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keep someone in the darkTo deliberately not tell someone details about somethingRate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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pull someone's legTo tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting. It usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying.Rate it:

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queer someone's pitchTo make a task more difficult for the speaker.Rate it:

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tickle someone's fancyTo amuse, entertain, or appeal to someone; to stimulate someone's imagination in a favorable manner.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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hit someone for sixBe affected in a devastating way by some unexpected news.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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warm the cockles of someone's heartTo provide happiness, to bring a deeply-felt contentment.Rate it:

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apple of someone's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone's brains outTo beat someone very severely.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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bite someone in the arseTo punish or take retribution on.Rate it:

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bite someone's head offTo severely berate someone.Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blow someone's mindTo astonish someone, to flabbergast someone.Rate it:

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blow up someone's phoneTo call or text someone constantly.Rate it:

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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.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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broaden someone's horizonsTo increase someone's interests, skills, or experiences beyond their current range.Rate it:

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burst someone's bubbleTo disillusion; to disabuse someone of a false notion or rationalization that has grown comfortable.Rate it:

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bust a cap in someone's assAlternative form of pop a cap in someone's ass.Rate it:

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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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catch someone nappingTo take advantage of someone's inattention.Rate it:

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catch someone's eyeTo capture someone's attention.Rate it:

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

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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come to someone's rescueTo rescue (or save) someone from further harmRate it:

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cover someone's assTo make preparations or take precautions to ensure that a person is not blamed or punished for his or her conduct.Rate it:

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cramp someone's styleTo restrict someone's free actions, or to give the impression of such.Rate it:

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cross someone's palmTo give money to a person, especially as a bribe or as an inducement to perform a service.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo weep profusely or excessively in the presence of another person.Rate it:

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curl someone's hairTo frighten, dismay, or excite someone thoroughly .Rate it:

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