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take the veilTo retire into a convent and live as a nun.added by anonymous
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take the gilt off the gingerbreadTo take away the most attractive or appealing qualities of something; to destroy the illusion.added by anonymous
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take the bitter with the sweetTo accept positive things with negative things.added by anonymous
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take something to the graveTo never reveal a secret to one's death.added by anonymous
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take someone's word for itTo believe what someone claims.added by anonymous
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take someone to the graveTo kill someone; to cause someone's death.added by anonymous
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take out an onionSuggests that the performer of the action is not sincere in their grief.added by anonymous
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take on waterTo be in an increasingly difficult or risky situation; to falter or begin to fail.added by anonymous
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take on waterTo slowly fill with water, as due to a leak or being washed by high waves; to begin to sink.added by anonymous
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take no prisonersUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see take,‎ prisoner.added by anonymous
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take no prisonersTo be uncompromising.added by anonymous
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take into considerationTo take into account.added by anonymous
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take formTo take shapeadded by anonymous
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take delight into enjoyadded by anonymous
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take an axe toTo boldly remove excess material fromadded by anonymous
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take an axe toto scold harshlyadded by anonymous
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take a wrong turn at AlbuquerqueTo take a wrong turn or miss a turn in a journey, so reaching a place distant from the original goal.added by anonymous
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take a wifeto marry a womanadded by anonymous
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take a turnTo participate in an activity involving two or more participants.added by anonymous
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take a turnTo walk around; to stroll.added by anonymous
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take a turnChange in direction, tone, or tendency.added by anonymous
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take a load offTo go from a standing position to a sitting one.added by anonymous
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switch-hitterA batsman who performs switch-hits.added by anonymous
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swing throughTo swing and miss at a pitch.added by anonymous
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swing and a missA sincere but unsuccessful attempt.added by anonymous
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sweep the boardTo get enough votes in an election to gain all the seats.added by anonymous
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sweep the boardTo win all the prizes in a competition.added by anonymous
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sweat the small stuffTo worry about petty issues or insignificant matters.added by anonymous
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swallow the leekTo change one's mindadded by anonymous
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swallow the dickTo use long words without knowledge of their meaning.added by anonymous
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swallow a bitter pillTo accept or endure an unpleasant situation.added by anonymous
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sun worshipperA person who enjoys exposure to sunlight; an avid sunbather.added by anonymous
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sun worshipperOne who reveres the sun as a deity.added by anonymous
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suit down to the groundTo suit perfectly.added by anonymous
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sugarcoat the pillTo make an unpleasant situation more pleasant.added by anonymous
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sugarcoat a bitter pillAlternative form of sugarcoat the pilladded by anonymous
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suck and blowTo perform two incompatible actions; to hold views which are in contradiction.added by anonymous
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stuffPaper stock ground ready for use. When partly ground, it is called half stuff.added by anonymous
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stuffA melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.added by anonymous
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stuffRefuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.added by anonymous
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stuffA medicine or mixture; a potion.added by anonymous
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stuffFurniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.added by anonymous
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stuffNarcotic drugs, especially heroin.added by anonymous
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stuffSubstitution for trivial details.added by anonymous
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stuffUsed as placeholder, usually for material of unknown type or name.added by anonymous
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stuffAbstract substance or character.added by anonymous
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stuffA material for making clothing; any woven textile, but especially a woollen fabric.added by anonymous
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stuffThe tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.added by anonymous
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stuffMiscellaneous items; things; personal effects.added by anonymous
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strommelHairadded by anonymous
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