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rest on one's laurelsTo rely on a past success instead of trying to improve oneself further.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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rest his soulUsed parenthetically to mark the referent as being deceased.Rate it:

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and all the rest of itSynonym of and so forthRate it:

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at restNot moving; stationary.Rate it:

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I rest my caseMy argument is proven; I conclude my statement.Rate it:

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I rest my caseThe previous encapsulates my view.Rate it:

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lay to restTo bury one who has died.Rate it:

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no rest for the wicked(humorous) People who are wicked must work harder than normal people.Rate it:

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rest assuredBe sure; no need to worry; trust.Rate it:

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the rest is historyUsed to indicate that one does not need to give extra details about a story as it is too complicated or already well-known.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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all of one's taste is in one's mouthAlternative form of all one's taste is in one's mouthRate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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all one's taste is in one's mouthOne lacks good taste in aesthetic or cultural matters.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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have one's head up one's assTo be oblivious to the real state of things, from either stupidity or stubbornness.Rate it:

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have one's mind about oneTo be composed or lucid.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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one by oneIndividually in succession; one at a time.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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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 could do it in one's sleepSaid of something that can be done very easily.Rate it:

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one for all, all for oneEach individual should act for the benefit of the group, and the group should act for the benefit of each individual.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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one's bark is worse than one's biteThe individual acts threatening but is relatively harmless.Rate it:

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one's got to do what one's got to doA person must do what he or she feels obliged to do.Rate it:

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one's heart in one's mouthvery scaredRate it:

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put all one's eggs in one basketRather than diversifying.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo direct a horse to walk, canter, trot, etc.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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put one's foot in one's mouthTo misspeak; to say something embarrassing or wrong.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isTo make or take a bet.Rate it:

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put one's pants on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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put one's trousers on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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takes one to know oneA childish retort to a negative accusation, implying the accuser shares the faultRate it:

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wear one's heart on one's sleeveTo be extremely transparent, open, or forthright about one's emotions.Rate it:

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when one door closes, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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with one's dick in one's handIn a state of being unprepared, powerless, or idle.Rate it:

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with one's jaw in one's lapastonished, amazedRate it:

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become one fleshTo join together in marriage; to develop a unifying bond as a result of marrying.Rate it:

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