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bear fruitTo succeed in some task; literally, of a tree or plant bearing fruit; figuratively in relation to any attempted task.Rate it:

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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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fruit machineone arm banditRate it:

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poison tree bears poison fruitUnethical actions in the service of good intentions will have immoral or unethical consequences.Rate it:

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low-hanging fruitEasily obtained gains; what can be obtained by readily available means.Rate it:

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c’est au fruit que l’on connait l’arbreIl faut juger sur pièces.Rate it:

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forbidden fruitIllicit pleasure; something that one should not take or get involved with, such as an another person's spouse.Rate it:

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forbidden fruitThe fruit forbidden to Adam.Rate it:

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forbidden fruit is the sweetestForbidden things have more worthwhile short-term consequences.Rate it:

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fruit juicesoft drinkRate it:

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fruit of one's loinsC. 1950, Kay Boyle, "Adam's Death" in Fifty Stories , ISBN 9780811212069, p. 541.Rate it:

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fruit of one's loinsOne's child, children, or descendents.Rate it:

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fruit of the poisonous treeAnd which is therefore excluded from being admitted as evidence in a trial.Rate it:

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fruit of the unionA child, especially from a marriage or similar union.Rate it:

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fruit saladdessert dishRate it:

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fruit upTo become full of fruit, seeds, or spores.Rate it:

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fruit upTo add fruit; To adorn or embellish with fruit.Rate it:

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fruit upTo grope a young boy.Rate it:

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le ver est dans le fruitDécrit une situation corrompue.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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bear upTo sail close to the wind.Rate it:

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bear outTo corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.Rate it:

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bear downWhen giving birth, to push.Rate it:

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bear in withNearer.Rate it:

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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.Rate it:

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bear onTo be relevant to.Rate it:

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bear upTo endure hardship cheerfully.Rate it:

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bear withTo be patient with.Rate it:

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average bearThe norm; an average person; Used in comparisonsRate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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bear hugwrestling holdRate it:

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bear in mindRemember; consider; note.Rate it:

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bear in uponInduce somebody to realize something, to impress a realization upon a person, usually in a gradual way.Rate it:

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bear offTo gain; to carry off, as a prize.Rate it:

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bear offTo restrain; to keep from approaching.Rate it:

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bear offTo remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything.Rate it:

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bear off fromTo stand further off fromRate it:

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bear oneselfTo behave and conduct oneself in such a manner that others will give one respect.Rate it:

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bear outshow it br trueRate it:

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bear the bruntTo endure the worst part of something.Rate it:

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bear uponTo influence, have an effect upon.Rate it:

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bear uponTo be relevant to.Rate it:

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bear witnessgive evidenceRate it:

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bring to bearTo aim a weapon at a target.Rate it:

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bring to bearTo apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.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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