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push someone's buttonsTo do specific things to anger someone (less commonly, sexually arouse or otherwise elicit a strong reaction), especially intentionally or maliciously.Rate it:

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push aboutTo treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bullyRate it:

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push against an open doorTo do something pointless or unnecessary; to try doing something already done.Rate it:

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push aroundTo treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bullyRate it:

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push forwardTo continue to act or do something, especially with a lot of effortRate it:

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push forwardTo reschedule for an earlier date.Rate it:

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push into jump the queueRate it:

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push itTo make an extraordinary or risky effort; to behave in a way which tests the limits; to expect too much.Rate it:

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push offTo go away; to get lost.Rate it:

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push offto commit a foul by pushing against an opponent to both accelerate more quickly and push the opponent in the opposite direction.Rate it:

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push offTo delay, postpone, put off, push back.Rate it:

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push onTo persist; persevere.Rate it:

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push one's luckTo take an excessive risk or to attempt some task unlikely to succeed, especially after having already been unexpectedly lucky.Rate it:

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push outTo force to leave a group.Rate it:

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push outTo extrude.Rate it:

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push pastTo rudely force one's way in front of another.Rate it:

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push pastTo force a conversation or situation to continue after an awkward interruption.Rate it:

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push the boat outTo do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration.Rate it:

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push the envelopeTo go beyond established limits; to pioneer.Rate it:

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push throughTo force to be passedRate it:

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push throughto overcome by force or willpowerRate it:

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push underTo hide or repressRate it:

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push upTo arise or jut out from; to thrust from.Rate it:

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push up daisiesTo be dead.Rate it:

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when push comes to shoveWhen the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.Rate it:

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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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cross someone's pathTo meet by chance.Rate it:

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darken someone's doorTo arrive at the entrance of someone's residence or of another building associated with that person, especially as an unwelcome visitor.Rate it:

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keep someone in the darkTo deliberately not tell someone details about somethingRate it:

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mop the floor with someoneTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate 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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pull someone's legTo tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting. It usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying.Rate it:

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tickle someone's fancyTo amuse, entertain, or appeal to someone; to stimulate someone's imagination in a favorable manner.Rate it:

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queer someone's pitchTo make a task more difficult for the speaker.Rate it:

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apple of someone's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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hit someone for sixBe affected in a devastating way by some unexpected news.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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warm the cockles of someone's heartTo provide happiness, to bring a deeply-felt contentment.Rate it:

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at someone's disposalAvailable to be used at any time and in any way the user sees fit.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone's brains outTo beat someone very severely.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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bite someone in the arseTo punish or take retribution on.Rate it:

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bite someone's head offTo severely berate someone.Rate it:

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bless someone's cotton socksUsed to express affection toward the named person.Rate it:

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bless someone's heartUsed to express gratitude.Rate it:

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