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answer forTo be held responsible for.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply impertinently; to talk back.Rate it:

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answer forTo guarantee.Rate it:

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answer backTo issue echo characters, protocol responses, reflexive connection requests, etc.Rate it:

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answer for!be held accountable FOR your sins!"'; 'to be responsible for the results, the outcome, the success or failure thereof!Rate it:

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answer on a postcardTo give a brief answer or opinion.Rate it:

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answer toUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see answer,‎ to.Rate it:

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answer toTo be accountable or responsible to; to account to; to report to.Rate it:

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answer toTo justify oneself to.Rate it:

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answer toTo respond to; to treat as one's own name.Rate it:

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take no for an answerTo accept a disappointing response.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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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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reckon forTo answer for; to pay the account for.Rate it:

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is the pope catholicThe answer to the question is, obviously, resoundingly affirmative.Rate it:

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pin downTo corner somebody in order to get a firm answer.Rate it:

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pick upTo answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.Rate it:

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account toTo answer to; to be responsible to.Rate it:

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Aha-ErlebnisAn "aha experience". An experience which gives a sudden insight, solution or answer to a problem that has troubled someone for some time.Rate it:

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ask me one on sporta sarcastic reply given when a person does not know the correct answer.Rate it:

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does a bear defecate in the woods?The answer is clearly, without reservation, true and accurate.Rate it:

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does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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does macy's tell gimbel's(US, dated, colloquial, rhetorical question) A rhetorical question with the implied answer being that competitors do not share business secrets with one another.Rate it:

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does the Pope shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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dummy upTo not answer questions.Rate it:

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fill in the blankTo answer or complete a fill in the blank.Rate it:

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hit the nail on the headTo identify something exactly; to arrive at exactly the right answer.Rate it:

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hit the nail on the head!To do something perfectly, to give a textbook answer to a question that shows you grasp the concept at hand.Rate it:

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I don't knowA phrase used in response to a question or command in which the target person does not know the answer to or how to respond.Rate it:

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I don't supposeUsed to introduce a question, implying that eliciting an affirmative answer from the interlocutor would be unlikely yet desirable for the speaker.Rate it:

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I just work hereIndicates that the speaker cannot answer their interrogator's question, because of lack of experience with or knowledge on the topic.Rate it:

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I knowAn emphatic assertion that one has a solution, an answer, or an idea.Rate it:

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I thought you'd never askan answer of acceptance to an eagerly-awaited questionRate it:

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I'll see you and raise youMore generally, used when someone produces or reveals something. One says this to announce they will answer by producing or revealing something of their own, usually greater in significance.Rate it:

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if anythingUsed in questions when the speaker does not know for sure if the listener will have an answer.Rate it:

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lawyer upTo exercise one's right to legal representation, especially on the occasion of refusing to answer law-enforcement officials' questions without the presence of such legal representation.Rate it:

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meet withTo answer (something) with; to respond to (something) with.Rate it:

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mine arse on a bandboxAn answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered, like offering a bandbox for a seat.Rate it:

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nail the hammer on the headTo solve a problem of any sort; to get the right answer to something; to be on target, spot on.Rate it:

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none of your beeswaxA riposte to badgering questioning, expressing a refusal to answer, and an insistence that the questioner cease prying any further.Rate it:

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not on your tintypeAn answer indicating outright rejection or denial; no way; absolutely not.Rate it:

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on the spotHaving to answer or decide without warning or preparation.Rate it:

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plead the fifthTo refuse to answer a question, or refuse to speak, especially when the response would reflect badly on the speaker.Rate it:

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riddle me thisAnswer this riddle for me.Rate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".Rate it:

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stonewallTo refuse to answer or cooperate, especially in supplying information.Rate it:

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talk backTo reply impertinently; to answer in a cheeky manner.Rate it:

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that's for me to know and you to find outA phrase used to reply to a question whose answer the speaker doesn't want to reveal.Rate it:

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to get one's wires crossedOne can get their wires crossed by asking the wrong question or making a confusing statement or by interpreting the answer incorrectly, or by receiving confusing answers to confusing statements.Rate it:

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