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scratch an itchUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see scratch,‎ itch.added by anonymous
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scholar and gentlemanAn admirable, intelligent person.added by anonymous
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scare the living daylights out ofTo scare something or someone to death.added by anonymous
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scare someone to deathTo frighten someone very much.added by anonymous
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say whenAn imperative form used to request that the interlocutor indicate when one should stop doing something, esp. pouring a drink, because one has reached a sufficient amount.added by anonymous
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say it allTo express the essential characteristics of a person, thing, or situation in a concise, well-crafted turn of phrase or in some other pithy manner.added by anonymous
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save the furnitureTo salvage something positive from a calamitous situation, especially one involving the reputation or fate of a political party.added by anonymous
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save something for a rainy dayTo save something just in case one may need it.added by anonymous
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saddle trampIn the Old West, a person who wanders from place to place on horseback.added by anonymous
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sad sackA perennial victim of misfortune.added by anonymous
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sad sackAn incompetent or inept person.added by anonymous
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run the rule overExamine carefully and thoroughly.added by anonymous
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run someone raggedTo exhaust; to demand excessive effort or work from somebody.added by anonymous
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run off at the mouthTo speak in a disrespectful manner about somebody.added by anonymous
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run off at the mouthTo talk excessively.added by anonymous
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run lateTo be late; to fail to be on time.added by anonymous
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run its courseTo come to a natural endadded by anonymous
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run for one's lifeTo attempt to escape an extremely bad situationadded by anonymous
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run for one's lifeTo run away desperately from danger.added by anonymous
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run deepgo deepadded by anonymous
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rule the dayTo set the standard which guides behavior; to control a situation, group, strategy, etc.added by anonymous
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roving eyeThe personal characteristic of taking amorous interest in people other than one's own spouse or regular romantic partner.added by anonymous
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roving eyeWide-ranging observation of one's surroundings.added by anonymous
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rotten eggA person who is the latest, the last, or the slowest in a group at performing a certain task, especially at going to a certain place.added by anonymous
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rotten appleA bad person, especially one who has a corrupting influence on others: a bad apple.added by anonymous
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rose-tintTo look through rose-tinted glasses at; to view or describe as better than it actually is or was.added by anonymous
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rose-colouredcheerfully optimisticadded by anonymous
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rose-colouredhaving a pink colouradded by anonymous
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rose-colored glassesUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: glasses that are tinted in a pink or rose shade.added by anonymous
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rooting interesta desire for, or interest in, the success of a particular person or group, often a sports teamadded by anonymous
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room for doubtEventuality.added by anonymous
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roof over one's headSomewhere to live; shelter.added by anonymous
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roller-coasterishResembling a roller coaster; characterized by abrupt highs and lows.added by anonymous
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risk one's life and limbTo do something dangerous that will risk someone's existence together with his or her body facultiesadded by anonymous
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rise to the occasionTo achieve erection for sexual intercourse.added by anonymous
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rise to the occasionTo show resolve or effectiveness in dealing with a difficulty.added by anonymous
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rise to the challengeTo show resolve or effectiveness in dealing with a difficulty.added by anonymous
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ring up the curtainto start somethingadded by anonymous
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ring down the curtainTo mark the end of something.added by anonymous
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ring down the curtainTo end something.added by anonymous
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ride the ... trainTo get used to something; to adapt to something; to become accustomed to something.added by anonymous
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ride on a railTo be subjected to a punishment most prevalent in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries in which an offender was made to straddle a fence rail held on the shoulders of two or more bearers. The victim was then paraded around town or taken to the city limits and dumped by the roadside.added by anonymous
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ride highTo enjoy good fortune; to be in a privileged situation; to be particularly happy or proud.added by anonymous
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riddle wrapped up in an enigmaSomething very mysterious and hidden.added by anonymous
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Richard RoeSynonym of John Doeadded by anonymous
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revolving door syndromeA situation in which an individual changes employers, perhaps more than once, switching between employment with the government or with an organization having oversight authority and employment with an organization regulated by or overseen by the other employer.added by anonymous
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revolving door syndromeA situation in which a person or group repeats a cycle of behaviors or experiences, usually with unsuccessful or undesirable results.added by anonymous
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revolving door syndromeA situation in which employee turnover in an organization is inordinately high.added by anonymous
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returns to scalea function describing how returns scale when production increases in the long runadded by anonymous
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render unto CaesarTo give to one's state or government, especially in the form of a tax payment.added by anonymous
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