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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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get betterTo improve.Rate it:

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get betterTo recover from an illness.Rate it:

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get the better ofTo overwhelm or overcome; to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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better the devil you knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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all to the betterEven better.Rate it:

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are you feeling betterAsked to find out whether someone has recovered to some degree from past illness or unwellness.Rate it:

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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.Rate it:

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better angelsMorally upright or otherwise positive attributes of human character.Rate it:

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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.Rate it:

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better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:

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better halfspouseRate it:

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better let your glasses up. it's fixing to come up a cloud.Roll the car windows up, a thunderstorm is happening soon.Rate it:

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better part ofalmost all of; most ofRate it:

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better safe than sorryIt is preferable to be cautious in one's choices and actions than to suffer afterwards.Rate it:

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better than a poke in the eyeAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stickAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a rusty nailAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickBetter than nothing; not unsatisfactory but also not a reason for enthusiastic excitement.Rate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a shitty stickAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than sexSuperlative; wonderful.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better to be late than be dead on timeIt is better to arrive late than to risk your life speeding to a destination.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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better watch your mouth!Watch what you say....Rate it:

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build a better mousetrapTo invent the next great thing; to have a better idea.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valorAlternative form of discretion is the better part of valour.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597 Rate it:

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had betterShould; ought to; need to.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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I couldn't have said it better myselfUsed to wholeheartedly agree with somebody else's remarkRate it:

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it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.Rate it:

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make a better door than a windowTo obstruct someone's view, especially as a result of thoughtlessness.Rate it:

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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.Rate it:

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so much the betterThat is or would be even better.Rate it:

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take a turn for the betterTo start to become better; to improve.Rate it:

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think better of itTo change one's mind; especially to decide against.Rate it:

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two heads are better than oneSome problems may be solved more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.Rate it:

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you'd better believe itUsed to emphasise a previous commentRate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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as all get-outExtremely; to a superlative degree; very much.Rate it:

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