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ask afterTo enquire about the health or progress (of someone).Rate it:

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ask roundTo invite someone to your house.Rate it:

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aye aye, sirThe correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or U.S. Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."Rate it:

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bad eggSomeone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue.Rate it:

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bash inTo injure someone by hitting violently.Rate it:

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bash upTo assault someone with the intention of causing physical injury.Rate it:

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be at one's beck and callTo be in the position of serving someone in any way they desire, usually unwillingly.Rate it:

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be glad to see the back ofTo be glad to get rid of someone; to be glad someone has left.Rate it:

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be there or be squareUsed to encourage someone to go somewhere.Rate it:

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beat me to the punchSomeone Arrived Sooner, It Happened Too Fast:Rate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo beat (someone) severelyRate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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bed into settle, to make [someone] feel at homeRate it:

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bend over backwardsTo go all out for someone who fails to show appreciation.Rate it:

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big daddySomething or someone of importance.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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big mouthThe mouth of someone who talks too much, especially by making exaggerated claims or by inappropriately revealing information.Rate it:

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bite one's tongueAn admonishment to someone who has said something unfeeling or harsh.Rate it:

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black marksomething that negatively affects someone's reputationRate it:

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bless youSaid to someone who has just sneezed, as a polite remark.Rate it:

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blue-eyedSomeone's favorite, as in blue-eyed boyRate it:

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blue-eyed boySomeone's favourite, especially a young one.Rate it:

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bottoming the houseThe process by where someone cleans their house 'from top to bottom'. It is a very thorough clean indeed, even more so than 'spring cleaning'.Rate it:

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bounce offto test (ideas) on someoneRate it:

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brain surgeonSomeone very intelligent.Rate it:

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brain surgeonSomeone who does brain surgery.Rate it:

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brainiacSomeone who seems to know facts and trivia about everything.Rate it:

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break out of your shellWhen someone is a little shy.Rate it:

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breed in the boneTo establish or ingrain firmly within someone's nature.Rate it:

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bring backTo cause someone to remember something from the past.Rate it:

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bring to heelTo force someone to obey.Rate it:

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broken recordSomeone or something that constantly repeats itself, causing annoyance.Rate it:

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

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budge upTo move or scoot over in order to make room for someone, especially when sitting.Rate it:

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bump intoTo meet someone by chance.Rate it:

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bundle of laughsSomething or someone very funny or fun.Rate it:

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bundle offTo send someone away quickly and without fussingRate it:

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busy beaverSomeone who is very busy or hard-working.Rate it:

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busy little beaverSomeone who has completed or accomplished many tasks or works.Rate it:

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butt headsTo argue uncompromisingly with someone.Rate it:

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bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.Rate it:

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call to the barTo admit (someone) to practice in the courts.Rate it:

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calling cardAn attribute, object, or behavior which is distinctly characteristic of someone or something.Rate it:

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calm your titsCalm down! (Used to tell someone to relax when they are agitated, angry, overexcited, etc.)Rate it:

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cart offto transport (someone), especially someone who is incapable of movementRate it:

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catch one's driftTo understand the essence of what someone attempts to communicate, especially if it is vague, hinting, or poorly phrased.Rate it:

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catmeatSomeone who has been badly beaten.Rate it:

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caught red -handedwas caught by someone for steallingRate it:

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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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