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Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for ZUsed to suggest by analogy that Y has frequent interaction with Z or spends substantial time thinking about Z. Often used with other language, country or region stereotypes.Rate it:

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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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in other wordsStated or interpreted another way; introduces an explanation.Rate it:

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other days, other waysPeople of the past thought and acted differently.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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fine words butter no parsnipsTalking about doing something does not get it done.Rate it:

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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.Rate it:

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a picture is worth a thousand wordsAlternative form of a picture paints a thousand words.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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at a loss for wordsHaving nothing to say; stunned to the point of speechlessness.Rate it:

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beyond wordsDisbeliefRate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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eat your wordsA reminder that if one misspeaks, missquotes, carelessly asserts irresponsibly, one may have to consume his own words.Rate it:

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have wordsTo argue, to have an argument.Rate it:

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have wordsTo speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.Rate it:

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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.Rate it:

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mark my wordsListen to me; used before a statement one wishes to emphasize.Rate it:

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mince wordsTo restrain oneself in a conversation by withholding some comments or using euphemisms.Rate it:

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or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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put words in somebody's mouthTo attribute to somebody something he or she did not say; to claim inaccurately that somebody said or intended something.Rate it:

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put words in someone's mouthTo say or imply that someone has said something which he or she did not precisely or directly say.Rate it:

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put words in someone's mouthTo encourage or induce someone to appear to assert something by asking a leading question or by otherwise manipulating him or her.Rate it:

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sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt meA response to taunting proclaiming the speaker's indifference.Rate it:

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sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt meAlternative form of sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.Rate it:

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war of wordsA heated exchange of threatening or inflammatory statements.Rate it:

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woman of few wordsA woman who either does not speak much or speaks only for a brief period of time.Rate it:

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words fail someoneOf a person: to be incapable of describing something with words, especially due to fear, shock, or surprise.Rate it:

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words of one syllableSimple, clear, straightforward language; blunt language.Rate it:

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other fish in the seaUsed other than as an idiom: see other, fish, in, the, sea.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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wait for the other shoe to dropTo await a seemingly inevitable event, especially one which is not desirable.Rate it:

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look the other wayTo ignore something wrong. Similar to connive.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryC. 1710, Jonathan Swift, The Journal to Stella, ch. 2, Letter 15.Rate it:

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wait for the other shoe to dropTo defer action or decision until another matter is finished or resolved.Rate it:

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any other businessThe last item on the agenda for a meeting, when any matter not already dealt with may be raised. Abbreviations: a.o.b., AOB.Rate it:

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at each other's throatsIn mutual conflict.Rate it:

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bat for the other teamTo be homosexual.Rate it:

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crawl over each otherTo compete with others eagerly or fiercely in pursuit of the same goal(s).Rate it:

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go in one ear and out the otherFailed to pay attention.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryTo have more important things to do.Rate it:

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how the other half livesThe comfortable, luxurious lifestyles of those who are very wealthy.Rate it:

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kick with the other footTo belong to a different religion.Rate it:

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look the other wayDeliberately overlook something, especially something of an illicit nature. For example, They're not really entitled to a discount but the sales manager decided to look the other way .Rate it:

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made for each otherWell suited to be in a relationship with one another, especially as romantic or marital partners.Rate it:

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made for each otherCompatible; interacting effectively; in a complementary relationship.Rate it:

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on the other handAnother viewpoint, another ReasonRate it:

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on the other handFrom another point of view.Rate it:

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on the other side ofUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see on,‎ the,‎ other,‎ side,‎ of.Rate it:

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on the other side ofAfterRate it:

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