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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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give someone the slipTo evade, escape, or get away from somebody.Rate it:

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give somebody the slipTo evade, escape, or get away from somebody.Rate it:

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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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slip someone's mindTo be forgotten; to escape one's memory.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2007, Wilbur Smith, The Sound of Thunder, p. 135:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2002, Joss Whedon, "The Ballad of Jayne Cobb" in "Jaynestown", Firefly.Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2000, Ngaio Marsh, Photo Finish, p. 187:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1999, Emile Zola, Roger Pearson, La Bete Humaine, p. 162:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1994, Jerry Blunt, Stage Dialects, p. 72:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1993, Xiaoxiaosheng, David Tod Roy, The Plum in the Golden Vase, Or, Chin Pʻing Mei: The Rivals, p. 60:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1991, Julie Garwood, The Bride, p. 239:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1980, Rebecca West, The Thinking Reed, p. 80:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1972, Gerald Durrell, Catch Me a Colobus, p. 71:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1912, Edward Burke, Bachelor's Buttons: The Candid Confessions of a Shy Bachelor, p. 133:Rate it:

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give someone a big headTo flatter someone excessively; to overpraise someone, usually resulting in them becoming proud, arrogant or conceited.Rate it:

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give someone a bloody noseto defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the processRate it:

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give someone a breakTo give someone a rest.Rate it:

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give someone a breakTo stop harassing or demanding from someone.Rate it:

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give someone a breakTo provide someone with an opportunity for significant advancement.Rate it:

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give someone a handTo help, aid, or assist.Rate it:

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give someone a handTo applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand).Rate it:

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give someone a hard timeTo cause difficulty or make trouble for someone.Rate it:

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give someone a hard timeTo tease, kid, or rib someone.Rate it:

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give someone a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction, especially with another person; to scold or rebuke someone.Rate it:

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give someone a ringBecome engaged.Rate it:

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give someone a ringUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see give,‎ ring.Rate it:

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give someone an earfulTo shout very loudly at someoneRate it:

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give someone griefTo cause pain.Rate it:

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give someone griefTo hassle, abuse.Rate it:

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give someone Hail Columbiato scold someone severely.Rate it:

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give someone his headTo allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.Rate it:

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give someone pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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give someone staticTo chew out; to lecture.Rate it:

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give someone the bootTo fire, to sack, to dismiss.Rate it:

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give someone the brush-offTo rebuff, snub or curtly reject someone.Rate it:

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give someone the businessTo treat someone harshly or in a wrongful manner, such as by abusing, deceiving, or manipulating.Rate it:

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give someone the businessTo harangue, criticize vigorously, berate, or ridicule someone.Rate it:

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give someone the chairTo execute a person by means of the electric chair.Rate it:

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give someone the cold shoulderTo snub, resist or reject somebody; to regard somebody distantly.Rate it:

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give someone the creepsTo give someone a feeling of uneasiness or mild fright.Rate it:

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give someone the eyeTo show flirtatious signs with the eye.Rate it:

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give someone the heave-hoto fire, expel or break up with someone.Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give somebody the heave-ho.Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give someone the heave-hoRate it:

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give someone the runaroundTo delay, dodge, or frustrate (someone), especially by providing useless information or directions .Rate it:

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give someone what forTo punish; to rebuke.Rate it:

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give someone what-forTo admonish or berate; to speak angrily at somebody.Rate it:

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