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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 the channelTo redirect someone's attention.Rate it:

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charge upTo motivate, to instill someone with determination.Rate it:

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chase afterTo chase someone.Rate it:

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chase afterTo pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.Rate it:

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chase offto make someone or something go awayRate it:

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check throughTo permit someone to continue onward, e.g. through a security checkpoint, after verifying their identity, tickets, etc.Rate it:

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chew somebody outTo berate; to shout at someone.Rate it:

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chickens coming home to roostConsequences visited upon someone who originally had appeared to escape them.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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chopped liverA person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.Rate it:

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chum upTo make friends with someone.Rate it:

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close downTo surround someone, as to impede their movement.Rate it:

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closed bookA person or thing that cannot be easily understood; someone or something incomprehensible or puzzling.Rate it:

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cock pilotSomeone that is very preoccupied with penises and being sexually penetrated, particularly a gay male bottomRate it:

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come on overto visit someone's home.Rate it:

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come to papaA phrase used to encourage someone or something to approach.Rate it:

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come to somebody's aidTo assist and rescue someone.Rate it:

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command performanceA task, activity, or other assignment which one undertakes in order to satisfy someone in authority, such as an employer.Rate it:

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cop a feelTo stealthily fondle someone in a sexual manner.Rate it:

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cop-outAn excuse made in order to avoid performing a task or duty; a reason offered when someone cops out.Rate it:

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cradle robberA person who marries or becomes romantically involved with someone who is much younger or who employs or otherwise engages a young person for a purpose inappropriate for his or her age.Rate it:

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cross swordsTo fight with someone; to duel.Rate it:

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cross swordsTo quarrel or argue with someone; to have a dispute with someone.Rate it:

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cut downPut down, deprecate, put someone in their place, tell 'em off, demean, cut someone down to size.Rate it:

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cut inEspecially, to dance with someone who is already dancing by replacing his or her partner.Rate it:

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cut of one's jibSomeone’s general appearance or the implications thereof, especially in relation to making an impression or one’s style..Rate it:

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dead men tell no talesOnce someone is dead, they can no longer communicate, hence killing someone is the best way to keep him/her quiet.Rate it:

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dead ringerSomeone or something that very closely resembles another; someone or something easily mistaken for another.Rate it:

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dig out of a holeTo save someone or something from trouble.Rate it:

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dirt fileA compilation of negative gossip or facts about someone.Rate it:

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dirty lookAn unpleasant or disdainful look or expression, often directed at someone.Rate it:

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do right byTo treat, deal with, or act toward (someone) in a morally just, socially honorable fashion.Rate it:

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do the mathYou can do the calculation yourself, with the implication that you don't have to trust someone else's assertions.Rate it:

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doing somebody else's laundryShe married someone else.Rate it:

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don't drop the soap(idiomatic) Used as a mockery to someone who is about to be or should be confined in prison.Rate it:

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don't let the door hit you on the way outUsed to indicate that one is glad to see someone leaving.Rate it:

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don't zig when you should zag, once you find true love.Make the right steps and not the wrong ones when you have someone who loves you and/or you are in a relationship, in order to keep love and not lose it.Rate it:

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double takerSomething causing someone to do a double takeRate it:

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douche bagAn annoying person; someone blatantly inconsiderate of others.Rate it:

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down-and-outerSomeone who is down and out.Rate it:

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draw inTo get someone involved.Rate it:

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dry eyeAn eye which is not crying, i.e. someone emotionally unmoved.Rate it:

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dumber than a door-nailSomeone who is just stupid, and doesn't even know what doornail means anyway so isn't really insulted by the term anyway.Rate it:

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dump onTo dump (finish a relationship with someone)Rate it:

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eagle eyeSomeone with good eyesightRate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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evil twinA duplicate or counterpart of something or someone that acts in a contrary, nefarious, or insidious manner.Rate it:

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excess baggageSomething or someone not needed or not wanted; something or someone of little use or importance; something or someone considered burdensome.Rate it:

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fair-haired boySomeone's favourite, especially a young one, a blue-eyed boy (British), (Australian)Rate it:

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