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

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be had upTo be accused of, or arrested for a criminal act.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if I had an X for every time I YUsed to state that Y has happened a lot to the speakerRate it:

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have had itTo have endured all that one can.Rate it:

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have had it up to hereTo have become very frustrated or angry; to have reached the limit of one's patience or forbearance.Rate it:

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have had one's chipsTo be dead or finished.Rate it:

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if I had a nickel for every timeimplying that the situation has happened a lot to the personRate it:

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if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle(colloquial, vulgar, humorous) It is fruitless to speculate about counterfactual situations."We would have won the match if we'd had a decent goalkeeper.""And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle!"Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsNever.Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsShortened form of if pigs had wings they would fly.Rate it:

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if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:

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more than someone has had hot dinnersA very large number.Rate it:

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you had to be thereUsed to indicate to the interlocutor that the situation being talked about could only be properly understood if that person had been present.Rate it:

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you just had toUsed to scold someone.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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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 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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