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fight shy ofTo avoid something.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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few cards shy of a full deckmentally deranged; demented; insane.Rate it:

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once bitten, twice shyOne is cautious in the future if one has been hurt in the past.Rate it:

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one card shy of a full deckMentally deranged; demented; insane.Rate it:

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shy awayto draw back in fear, cringe, back downRate it:

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shy away fromto avoid, evadeRate it:

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shy away from somethingTo avoid certain locations, events, people, foods, etc.Rate it:

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shy bairns get noot(Geordie) Alternative spelling of shy bairns get nowt.Rate it:

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shy bairns get nowtIf you're too shy, or don't ask, you will not get what you want.A' forgot te ask hor for me money back!Wye, shy bairns get nowtRate it:

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shy bladderAn inability to urinate in the presence of others.Rate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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bun fightAn altercation, especially one which is chaotic, not terribly serious, or outright ridiculous.Rate it:

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couldn't organise a bun fight in a bakerySynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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fight backto defend oneself by fighting.Rate it:

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fight backto counterattack; to resist an attack.Rate it:

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fight backto repress; to struggle to repress.Rate it:

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fight backto overturn a losing deficit.Rate it:

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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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fight in armourTo have sex while using a condom.Rate it:

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fight it outTo fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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fight offTo resist, particularly an infection or an emotion.Rate it:

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fight one's cornerTo vigorously promote or defend one's interests, views, etc.Rate it:

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never fight a land war in AsiaDon't bite off more than you can chew; don't start a fight that is too big to win.Rate it:

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one can't fight city halltaking on any government entity in a contest is difficult and easier said than done.Rate it:

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that cock won't fightSynonym of that dog won't huntRate it:

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two dogs fight for a bone, but a third runs away with itWhen two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.Rate it:

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you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:

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every man for himself!Everyone has to fight for his or her own survival. This extraordinary admonition, generally applies during an extreme emergency, commercial or military wherein rescue assistance or other lifesaving help is unlikely.Rate it:

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square upTo get ready for a fight.Rate it:

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put upTo present, especially in "put up a fight".Rate it:

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square offTo get ready for a fight.Rate it:

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break out of your shellWhen someone is a little shy.Rate it:

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chicken outTo shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.Rate it:

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make mincemeat out ofTo defeat one's opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate.Rate it:

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take onTo attempt to fight or compete.Rate it:

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throw downTo fight, incite to fight, or approach with the intent to fight; to make a stand.Rate it:

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make upTo resolve, forgive or smooth over an argument or fight.Rate it:

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take it outsideTo take a fight to a more violent level, especially by moving it to an outside place.Rate it:

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wail onTo strike an opponent heavily and repeatedly in a fight.Rate it:

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armar la de san Quintínto start a fightRate it:

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battle outTo argue or fight over and reach a conclusion; to air out one's grievances.Rate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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break one's lanceTo engage in an honorable fight.Rate it:

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