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man upTo "be a man about it"; to do the things a good man is traditionally expected to do, such as: taking responsibility for the consequences of one's actions; displaying bravery or toughness in the face of adversity; providing for one's family, etc.Rate it:

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man upTo staff adequately; to staff up; to successfully fill all needed labor positions.Rate it:

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man-of-warUsed other than as an idiom: see man, of, war. (A military man.)Rate it:

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man-of-warAn armed naval vessel, primarily one armed with cannon and propelled by sails.Rate it:

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man-of-warA jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae, a Portuguese man-of-war or Pacific man-of-war.Rate it:

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man-of-warA man of war bird, a magnificent frigatebird.Rate it:

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manners maketh manA person may be judged according to his behaviour towards other peopleRate it:

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medicine mansharmanRate it:

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no man is an islandAll people are connected to other people and dependent on other people.1623, John Donne, Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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one-man bandA musician who plays several musical instruments at once.Rate it:

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one-man bandAn organisation or business that is effectively run by only one person.Rate it:

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opportunity knocks at every man's doorEverybody gets opportunities.Rate it:

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point manIn combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.Rate it:

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point manA most trusted assistant or associate; the person to upon whom one would most rely.Rate it:

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Portuguese man-of-warUsed other than as an idiom: see Portuguese, man-of-war.Rate it:

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Portuguese man-of-warA floating colony of hydrozoans (Physalia physalis) attached to a float; it superficially resembles a jellyfish.Rate it:

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red manUsed other than as an idiom: see red, man.Rate it:

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red manAn American Indian, a Native American.Rate it:

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see a manA bland euphemism to conceal one's true purpose.Rate it:

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see a manTo go have a drink or to meet one's bootlegger.Rate it:

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see a manTo take one's leave for some urgent purpose, especially to go to the bathroom.Rate it:

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see a man about a dogUsed as an excuse for leaving without giving the real reason (especially if the reason is to go to the toilet, or to have a drink).Rate it:

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see a man about a horseA message signaling one needs to go missing for a short while, for any reason, without giving a real explanation.Rate it:

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sick manA weak member of a peer group, especially the weakest.Rate it:

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stick it to the manTo take some action intended to defy a source of oppression such as globalization, commercialization, big business or government.Rate it:

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straight manA member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy.Rate it:

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take it like a manTo respond to pain, hardship, adversity, or emotional distress in a collected, aggressive, and typical or stereotypical masculine manner, especially without question, crying, complaining, or becoming emotionalRate it:

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the manThe best man for a job.Rate it:

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the manThe man gets you down.Rate it:

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the manThe oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control..Rate it:

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the manYou’re the man!.Rate it:

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the man in the streetaverage personRate it:

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the man in the streettypical personRate it:

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the way to a man's heart is through his stomachCooking for a man is a good way to win his affections.Rate it:

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time and tide tarry for no manAlternative form of time and tide wait for no man.Rate it:

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to a manunanimouslyRate it:

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twelfth manreserve in cricketRate it:

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wenn man vom Teufel sprichtspeak of the devilRate it:

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white manUsed other than as an idiom: see white, man.Rate it:

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white manA Caucasian man; a European.Rate it:

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white manWhite people collectively; White culture.Rate it:

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Whos Youre Old Man?Common Question Addressed to Children Instead of; "Whom is Your Father, Daddy, or DAD"Rate it:

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yes-manA person of unquestioning obedience.Rate it:

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you can't keep a good man downA person who has talent, resolve, or moral strength will eventually succeed despite having been overlooked, injured, or defeated.Rate it:

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young manUsed other than as an idiom: young man.Rate it:

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young manA term of endearment or address for a boy.Rate it:

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young manA male lover; a sweetheart.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

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