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one can't fight city halltaking on any government entity in a contest is difficult and easier said than done.Rate it:

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you can't fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.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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city slickerOne accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle or unsuited to life in the country.Rate it:

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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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hall porterhotel employeeRate it:

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how do i get to carnegie hallA set phrase, spoken as a rhetorical question, which is answered "Practice, practice, practice!" or sometimes with the humorous literal directions to Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th.Rate it:

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music hallvaudevilleRate 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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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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fight one's cornerTo vigorously promote or defend one's interests, views, etc.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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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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bun fightAn altercation, especially one which is chaotic, not terribly serious, or outright ridiculous.Rate it:

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couldn't organise a bun fight in a bakerySynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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fight backto defend oneself by fighting.Rate it:

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fight backto counterattack; to resist an attack.Rate it:

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fight backto repress; to struggle to repress.Rate it:

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fight backto overturn a losing deficit.Rate it:

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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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fight in armourTo have sex while using a condom.Rate it:

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fight it outTo fight until a decisive and conclusive result is reached.Rate it:

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fight offTo succeed in defeating a challenge, or an attack.Rate it:

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fight offTo resist, particularly an infection or an emotion.Rate it:

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fight shy ofTo avoid something.Rate it:

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never fight a land war in AsiaDon't bite off more than you can chew; don't start a fight that is too big to win.Rate it:

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that cock won't fightSynonym of that dog won't huntRate 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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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with terms so attractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with the results of failing to accept so unattractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you YIndicates a threat of imminent danger. X is often limited to words having something to do with space. Y is a sound made by humans, especially 'scream'.Rate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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so quiet one can hear a pin dropSaid during a lull in a normally bustling place or scene, or as the result of a sudden dramatic or tense moment.Rate it:

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I can tell youEmphasises the truth of a statement.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.Rate it:

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don't drive faster than your guardian angel can flyDriving (a vehicle) very fast is a dangerous act.Rate it:

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I can tell youUsed other than as an idiom: see I, can, tell, you.Rate it:

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position can be far left or right life to allow for tilting...You must allow tilting when photographing the subject.TRate it:

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you can't educate porkWhen somebody won't listen to reason.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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you can hang your hat on thatIt's something to put faith in, to rely upon or trust (when used in a positive connotation).Rate it:

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a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer, Rate it:

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