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take the wind out of someone's sailsTo discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue.Rate it:

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talk over someone's headTo communicate something beyond the level of comprehension of the target.Rate it:

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talk someone under the tableTo bore (someone) with excessive talk.Rate it:

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talk someone's ear offTo talk excessively or far more than is wanted or appreciated.Rate it:

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tan someone's hideTo beat or spank someone.Rate it:

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target someoneTo select or spot a particular individual for deleterious action, select as a subject for specific reason, or harm. Choose an individual for membership, advertising agenda, positive or negative onslaughts.Rate it:

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teach someone a lessonTo punish someone.Rate it:

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tear a strip off someoneTo scold vigorously.Rate it:

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the ball is in someone's courtIt is someone's turn to do something; often making a decision.Rate it:

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the joke is on someoneThe person who made the joke himself became the subject of a joke.Rate it:

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thorn in someone's sideA persistent annoyance.Rate it:

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throw someone a curveUsed other than as an idiom: To pitch a curve ball.Rate it:

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throw someone a curveTo surprise; to introduce something unexpected or requiring a quick reaction or correction.Rate it:

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tickle someone's funny boneTo amuse; to strike somebody as funny.Rate it:

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tie someone's handsTo render one powerless to act, to thwart someone.Rate it:

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touch the hem of someone's garmentTo give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone; to draw strength or comfort from someone who is superior.Rate it:

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try to get someone 'off'Plead for leniency, assume an advocacy position, request to be excused, ask to have the misdemeanor overlooked.Rate it:

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turn someone's crankTo arouse a person's interest or passion; to excite someone.Rate it:

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turn someone's headTo influence someone in a manner that significantly changes his or her behavior.Rate it:

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turn someone's headTo attract someone's romantic interest.Rate it:

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twist someone's armTo coerce, force, or cajole.Rate it:

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twist someone's ballsto annoyRate it:

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up someone's alleyMatching a person's interests or abilities well.Rate it:

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up someone's streetperfectly suitable to someone; matching someone's interests and abilities.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot, and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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walk a mile in someone's shoesTo experience what someone has experienced.Rate it:

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what someone saidUsed to indicate agreement, as if one would have wanted to say what a previous speaker has said, without change or qualificationRate it:

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what was someone smokingUsed to express surprise about someone's uncharacteristic or whacky, offbeat past actions.Rate it:

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wipe someone's eyeTo defeat; to defeat humiliatingly.Rate it:

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work someone's arse offAlternative form of work someone's ass off.Rate it:

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work someone's ass offTo work excessively or to the point of exhaustion.Rate it:

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worship the ground someone walks onTo admire someone greatly.Rate it:

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wrap someone around your little fingerA feeling, a sense, an awareness one realizes when another is deeply devoted, lovingly loyal and shares a mutuality in myriad areas in each other and their lives.Rate it:

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written all over someone's faceVery obvious, from someone's facial expression.Rate it:

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absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.Rate it:

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ache forTo desire, or want something, or someone, very much.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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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate 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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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someoneRate it:

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get the goods onTo acquire knowledge or develop evidence that reveals the truth about someone's character or behavior, especially criminal behavior.Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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hell hath no fury like a woman scornedA woman will make someone suffer if they reject her.Rate it:

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hold offTo delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.Rate it:

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hold this lUsed to make fun of someone when they say/do something stupid; they take a "L" or a "Loss"Rate it:

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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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