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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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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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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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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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gang up onTo join together in a gang in order to overpower someone else.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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tide overTo support or sustain someone, especially financially, for a limited period.Rate it:

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tip offTo alert or inform someone.Rate it:

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tire outTo make someone tired; to exhaust.Rate it:

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under one's thumbCompletely controlled by someone; at someone’s command..Rate it:

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wade inTo interrupt someone, or a situation, by doing or saying something abruptly, or forcefully, and usually without thinking about the consequences.Rate it:

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hold onTo keep; to store something for someone.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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soft as a grapesomeone who is limited in their abilityRate it:

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abide byTo remain faithful to something or someone; to stand to; to adhere.Rate it:

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as agile as a monkeythe agility of monkeys in well- known by everyone! to say that someone is agile as a monkey means that he is very agileRate it:

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bash aboutTo physically damage something or assault someone.Rate it:

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be up againstTo be challenged by someone or something stronger than oneself.Rate it:

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