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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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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate it:

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get a lifeUsed sarcastically to tell someone who keeps meddling in other people's business, or gossiping about others, to stop obsessing over other people's lives and to concentrate on themselves and do something useful.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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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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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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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate 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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