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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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give a fuckto care.Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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give meform of words used as a request by a telephone-user to be connected with a specified person, number, etc.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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give something a tryTo try or attempt.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give the devil his dueTo acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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give weightto attach importance toRate 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 P╩╗ing 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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don't give me a lot of bull!Don't prevaricate, don't exaggerate, don't fib to me!Rate it:

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don't give me any of your guff!Depression Expression; "Don't Give Me Any Of Your Sassy, Back-Talk!"; "Don't 'Sass' ME!" "Don't Talk Back To Your Mother!"Rate it:

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don't give up the day jobAlternative form of don't give up your day jobRate it:

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don't give up your day jobImplying that they could not earn a living from it without other regular employment.Rate it:

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give 'em enough ropeAllow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.Rate it:

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give 110%Make the maximum possible effortRate it:

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give 110%25Make the maximum possible effort.Rate it:

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give a damnTo be concerned about, have an interest in, to care.Rate it:

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give a f**To care.Rate it:

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give a good account of oneselfTo act in a creditable manner.Rate it:

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give a hootTo care about; to place value on something.Rate it:

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give a man a fishShortened form of give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeRate it:

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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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give a rat's arseTo care; to have or show an interest.Rate it:

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give a ringOn the telephone.Rate it:

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give a shitTo care, often used in the negative.Rate it:

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give a shiteTo care; mind; consider importantRate it:

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give a sneck possetTo fasten the door latch.Rate it:

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give a sneck possetTo give someone a cold reception; to close the door on someone; to reject them.Rate it:

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give aboutto distribute or circulate somethingRate it:

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give aboutto spread a rumourRate it:

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give aboutto encompass or surround somethingRate it:

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give againstto attack or assaultRate it:

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give againstto impinge againstRate it:

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give and takeA process of compromise or accommodation.Rate it:

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give as good as one getsTo behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.Rate it:

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give awayTo make a gift of.Rate it:

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give awayTo relinquish control over.Rate it:

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give awayTo formally hand over a bride to the bridegroom; often by her father.Rate it:

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give awayTo unintentionally reveal a secret, or expose someone.Rate it:

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