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if they sold it to you, you paid too muchEven when you perceive a good deal, someone is making money off you.Rate it:

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keep an eye openTo maintain vigilance for someone or something.Rate it:

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lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:

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payback's a bitchUsually a complete sentence as an interjection: I am amused that someone got their revenge on you...but you certainly had it coming.Rate it:

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pour oil on troubled watersTo calm something or someone who is tenacious or misbehaving.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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reveal the secretTo explain a secret in public or to someoneRate it:

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rise and shineUsed to wish someone happiness upon waking upRate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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square peg into a round hole(idiomatic) Something or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.Rate it:

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throw to the wolvesTo remove or cast out someone or something out of one's protection, such as onto the streets, especially towards predators.Rate it:

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walk overTo dominate, treat (someone) as inferior.Rate it:

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you know whatA phrase used to get someone's attention before announcing something.Rate it:

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bail out onTo abandon, or stop supporting someone or something.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someoneRate it:

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abide withTo remain or live with someone.Rate it:

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ask inTo invite someone to enter one's house.Rate it:

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be there forTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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beat downTo severely beat someone up.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten with a button or buttons.Rate it:

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buzz offUsed to tell someone to go away.Rate it:

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call inTo summon someone, especially for help or advice.Rate it:

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cheer upTo make someone happy.Rate it:

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depend onTo be dependent on something or someone for support or help.Rate it:

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doss downTo sleep on someone's sofa or floor because there is no bed spare.Rate it:

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enquire afterTo ask about the health of someone.Rate it:

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go awayCommand asking someone to leave them alone.Rate it:

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go up againstTo challenge someone.Rate it:

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grow onTo become more likeable to someone.Rate it:

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inquire ofTo ask someone.Rate it:

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kindred spiritSomeone with the same feelings or attitudes as oneself.Rate it:

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knock outTo strike or bump someone or something out.Rate it:

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knock outTo put someone to sleep.Rate it:

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let in onTo tell someone a secret.Rate it:

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lock upTo imprison or incarcerate someone.Rate it:

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pie in the skyIt is an offer to give something good to someone, however there is nothing firm about it or it is unlikely to materialize.Rate it:

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pit againstTo set someone in opposition to someone else.Rate it:

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run off withTo leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong.Rate it:

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sex machineSomeone with considerable sexual prowess.Rate it:

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soft heartedBe kind; Fall for someoneRate it:

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stand offTo stand some distance apart form something or someone.Rate it:

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stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.Rate it:

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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.Rate it:

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