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keep someone postedTo inform (someone) regularly of the latest developments.Rate it:

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kick someone when they are downTo make it worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.Rate it:

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kiss someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion to gain their favorRate it:

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knock someone off his perchTo defeat or overcome someone who was in a dominant position.Rate it:

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knock someone's block offTo strike a person in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, especially in an unconscious condition; to beat up a person.Rate it:

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knock someone's socks offTo impress greatly; amaze; stun.Rate it:

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know someoneTo have personal or social connections.Rate it:

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know someone from AdamTo know or recognise someone at all.Rate it:

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know someone in the biblical senseTo have sex with someone.Rate it:

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lead someone down the garden pathTo deceive, hoodwink.Rate it:

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leave someone high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving them holding the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo remove the value from an article or arrangement and leave somebody holding the empty (or valueless) container.Rate it:

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leave someone in the lurchTo abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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let someone down gentlyTo reject or refuse someone in a way that avoids causing hurt or disappointment.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo verbally assail someone.Rate it:

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let someone in onTo disclose information to someone; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information.Rate it:

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lick someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinionRate it:

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lick someone's assUsed other than as an idiom. to perform anilingus on someoneRate it:

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lighten someone's purseto take money from someone.Rate it:

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make someone a happy pandato make someone happy and contentRate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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make someone's dayTo make someone happy or to be a source of satisfaction.Rate it:

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make someone's jaw dropTo cause someone to be surprised or alarmed.Rate it:

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make someone's skin crawlTo disturb or bother; to frighten or disgust.Rate it:

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make someone's teeth itchTo bother or unsettle a person; to put someone on edge.Rate it:

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mop the floor with someoneTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate it:

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music to someone's earsSome good news; a spoken expression or a sound which is pleasing; a welcome remark or information.Rate it:

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none of someone's businessA matter that someone is not entitled to be involved in or informed about.Rate it:

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on someone's accountFor someone's sake.Rate it:

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open someone's eyesTo become or be made aware of something that was not known or fully understood before.Rate it:

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pick someone's brainTo seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.Rate it:

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pick up what someone is putting downTo understand, pay attention to, or learn from what someone says or does.Rate it:

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piss in someone's cornflakesTo disappoint or irritate someone.Rate it:

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piss on someone's bonfireto disappoint or discourage someone by ruining or criticising their plans or aspirations.Rate it:

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play someone like a fiddleSkilfully.Rate it:

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pop a cap in someone's assTo shoot someone with a gun.Rate it:

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pop someone's cherryTo deflower someone.Rate it:

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pull someone down a pegTo lower someone's high self-opinion.Rate it:

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pull the rug out from under someoneTo suddenly remove support from someone.Rate it:

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pull the wool over someone's eyesTo deceive (someone).Rate it:

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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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put hair on someone's chestTo make a person (especially a male) stronger or more masculine or mature.Rate it:

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put one past someoneTo deceive, trick, or fool, especially by concealing something.Rate it:

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put oneself in someone's shoesTo try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person. To empathise.Rate it:

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put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:

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put someone in his placeRemind someone of his or her position.Rate it:

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put someone in his placeTo bring somebody down; to humble or rebuke.Rate it:

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