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not veryNot.Rate it:

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very wellIndicating acceptance, often with resignation or acquiescence, of a statement or situation.Rate it:

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all very wellAll right, to a certain extent.Rate it:

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very goodUsed as acknowledgement of receipt of one's orders.Rate it:

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all very wellTrue, as far as it goes.Rate it:

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at the very leastat least; as an absolute minimumRate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nachosMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nine pumpkinsA mnemonic used to remember the order and names of the nine planets of the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us noodlesMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Rate it:

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spank you very muchthank you very muchRate it:

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under one's very eyesin plain sight; while someone is watchingRate it:

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very goodUsed other than as an idiom: very good.Rate it:

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very wellUsed other than as an idiom: see very, well.Rate it:

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very wellUsed to weaken the effect of certain modal verbs.Rate it:

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waste not, want notIf one is not wasteful then one will not be needy.Rate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect $200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollarsAlternative spelling of do not pass go, do not collect $200Rate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect £200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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if you're not Dutch, you're not muchThe Dutch culture is vastly superior to all other cultures in existence.Rate it:

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not my circus, not my monkeysIt's none of my business; indicates that one is not responsible for controlling or changing a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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not your circus, not your monkeysIt's none of your business; an exhortation to stay out of a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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believe it or notYou may not believe the following, but it is true.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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not a minute too soonat the last possible moment; just in timeRate it:

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not evenNot going to happen; noRate 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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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.Rate it:

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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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'fraid notAlternative form of I'm afraid notRate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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all that glisters is not goldAlternative form of all that glitters is not gold.Rate it:

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all that glitters is not goldThings that appear valuable or worthwhile might not actually be so, things that look nice might not be as good as they look.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/first rule of X: do not talk about XSaid of something that must be kept confidential.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm an X, not a YClarifies that one is X, while dissociating oneself from Y. X and Y are usually professions or beliefs, and significantly different from one another.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if that's not X, I don't know what isUsed to point at something that is obvious, clearly seen from the context.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/not the X-est in the YStupid; dimwitted.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X is not going to Y itselfSaid to urge someone to do something to something.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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as like as notprobablyRate it:

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as often as notMore or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.Rate it:

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believe it or notAn expression made famous by Ripley in his news column featuring difficult to believe facts, events, situations, people, truisms.Rate it:

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butter will not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter would not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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children should be seen and not heardChildren should behave well and be quiet, especially in the presence of adults.Rate it:

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could not get elected dogcatcherIs unpopular.Rate it:

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