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can't seemSeem to be unable.Rate it:

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can't seemUsed other than as an idiom: see can't, seem.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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I can tell youEmphasises the truth of a statement.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.Rate it:

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don't drive faster than your guardian angel can flyDriving (a vehicle) very fast is a dangerous act.Rate it:

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I can tell youUsed other than as an idiom: see I, can, tell, you.Rate it:

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position can be far left or right life to allow for tilting...You must allow tilting when photographing the subject.TRate it:

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you can't educate porkWhen somebody won't listen to reason.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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you can hang your hat on thatIt's something to put faith in, to rely upon or trust (when used in a positive connotation).Rate it:

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a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer, Rate it:

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money can't buy happinessMoney can buy external things, but true happiness comes from inside.Rate it:

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you can say that againThat is very true.Rate it:

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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more than you can shake a stick atAlternative form of more than one can shake a stick at.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with terms so attractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with the results of failing to accept so unattractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you YIndicates a threat of imminent danger. X is often limited to words having something to do with space. Y is a sound made by humans, especially 'scream'.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/you can't spell XYZ without YImplies a correlation between two items, where the second one is spelled with letters from the first one.Rate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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before you can say knifeVery quickly; quicker than one expects.Rate it:

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beggars can't be choosers(proverb) When resources are limited, one must accept even substandard gifts.Rate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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booze canA nightclub or bar, especially one which operates illegally or is otherwise disreputable.Rate it:

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can do withTo need; to want; to be in a position to benefit from.Rate it:

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can I buy you a drinkIndicates the speaker wishes to buy the interlocutor a drink, in a bar.Rate it:

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can I come inAsks for permission to enter a room.Rate it:

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can I use your phoneIndicates that the speaker wants to communicate with someone via the interlocutor's telephone, if it is available.Rate it:

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can itTo silence; to quit doing something; to put an end to something.Rate it:

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can of wormsA complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.Rate it:

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can of wormsA troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.Rate it:

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can we sayUsed sarcastically to draw attention to a motive or agenda.Rate it:

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can you help meA request for help.Rate it:

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can you tell usA prefix indicating a polite request; used on behalf of more than one speaker.Rate it:

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can't do right for doing wrongBe in a situation where any course of action leads to a negative outcome.Rate it:

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can't get enoughTo greatly enjoy; to like a lotRate it:

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can't helpIs unable to avoid a situation, or stop something from happening.Rate it:

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can't make ends meetTto earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt.Rate it:

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can't standhateRate it:

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can't waitTo eagerly anticipate; to find it unbearable to wait for a forthcoming pleasurable event.Rate it:

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carry the canTo take responsibility, especially in a challenging situation.Rate it:

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