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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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hide one's light under a bushelFor a person to keep some talent or skill hidden from other people. The tone is that a person having a talent which they can be proud of ought not hide it.Rate it:

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have someone's hideTo punish or subdue someone.Rate it:

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hide and seekchildren's gameRate it:

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hide awayTo stash or store something in a secret location.Rate it:

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hide awayTo hide, to be hidden.Rate it:

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hide in plain sightTo be unnoticeable, by staying visible in a setting that masks presence.Rate it:

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hide nor hairA trace, indication, or evidence, especially of a person.Rate it:

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hide outTo hide somewhere.Rate it:

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hide the sausageTo have sex.Rate it:

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tan someone's hideTo beat or spank someone.Rate it:

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you can't run with the hare and hunt with the houndsYou can't have it both ways.Rate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"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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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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slowly but surelyIn a slow, yet careful mannerRate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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all butnearly; except thatRate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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but for the grace of GodWere it not for God's help, someone could have suffered that outcome.Rate it:

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but goodTo a high degree; very thoroughly; in a most definite manner.Rate it:

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but me no butsUsed to cut off objections or qualificationsRate it:

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but seriously folksDirects attention to immediately preceding failed attempt at humor.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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but who's countingUsed as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to.Rate it:

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close, but no cigarThat's almost correct, but not quite.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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down but not outTemporarily incapacitated but not permanently defeated.Rate it:

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.Rate it:

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I know you are but what am IAssertion that an insult made by the party to whom the phrase is directed is actually true of that party, and not of the person using the phrase. Usually considered to be a playground taunt.Rate it:

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I know you are, but what am IAlternative form of I know you are but what am IRate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:

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same, same, but differentIt's the same thing, but with some differences.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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the doc says im going blind but i could never see anywayLess hurtRate it:

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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.Rate it:

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the lights are on, but nobody's homeSomebody is conscious or paying attention, but failing to understand.Rate it:

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the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak(proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.Rate it:

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there may be snow on the rooftop but there is fire in the furnaceEven if a person is in his or her senior years, with gray hair, he or she can still have ambition and energy, especially sexual energy.Rate it:

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though butUsed at the end of a sentence to add emphasis.Rate it:

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two dogs fight for a bone, but a third runs away with itWhen two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.Rate it:

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win the battle, but lose the warTo achieve a portion of a goal, but fail to achieve the entire goal.Rate it:

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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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one's race is runOne's life has reached its end; one is dead or soon to die.Rate it:

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