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ruffle some feathersTo disturb; to arouse resentment, anger, or concern.Rate it:

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ruffle someone's feathersTo unease, cause discomfort to someoneRate it:

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win some, lose someAlternative form of you win some, you lose someRate it:

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ruffle upTo disturb the smoothness of.Rate it:

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ruffle upTo destroy or ruin the arrangement or order of; disarrangeRate it:

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fine feathers make fine birdsSomething that appears beautiful or good is by definition beautiful or good.Rate it:

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spit feathersTo feel very thirsty.Rate it:

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spit feathersTo feel very angry; to sputter angrily.Rate it:

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the feathers flyAn argument or fight is instigated.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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all and someone and allRate it:

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and then someUsed to confirm preceding utterance, while implying that what was said or asked is an understatement.Rate it:

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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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catch some raysTo sunbathe.Rate it:

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catch some z'sTo sleep.Rate it:

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cut somebody some slackTo be patient or lenient with somebody; to relax standards or expectations.Rate it:

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get someUsed other than as an idiom: see get, some.Rate it:

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get someTo have sex.Rate it:

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get someTo attack or physically assault in a rapid manner.Rate it:

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get some airTo invigorate oneself by breathing refreshing outdoor air, especially after departing from a building or other enclosed space for this purpose.Rate it:

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get some zzzzzz'sComic Strip person was pictured as 'sleeping' with a number of letter 'Z,Z,Z,Z,Z's' in overhead cloud:Rate it:

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give some skinTo greet or congratulate someone by slapping his or her palm; see slap me five.Rate it:

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kick some tiresTo shop for a vehicle or other item to purchase or invest in.Rate it:

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knock some sense intoto reprimand or reform someone vigorouslyRate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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some kind ofUsed other than as an idiom: see some, kind, of.Rate it:

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some kind ofA remarkable.Rate it:

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some kind ofUsed as an intensifier of adjectives: remarkablyRate it:

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some mothers do have themA colloquial and mildly pejorative reaction to a clumsy or foolish action.Rate it:

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some oldUsed other than as an idiom: see some, old.Rate it:

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some oldSome, some unspecified or yet-undetermined one (especially for emphasis).Rate it:

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some peopleExpresses disgust at the actions of a person; a response to a person doing something silly, bizarre, nonsensical or ill-mannered.Rate it:

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some people have all the luckSuggests that someone is enjoying more success than they deserve.Rate it:

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some rights reservedThe owner, or other copyright holder, of a work simultaneously reserves a number of copyright-related rights and waives a number of other copyright-related rights.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.Rate it:

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bear fruitTo succeed in some task; literally, of a tree or plant bearing fruit; figuratively in relation to any attempted task.Rate it:

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na-na na-na boo-boo[c. mid 20th century?] A taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune (a schadenfreude).Rate it:

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no harm, no foulEncapsulation of the idea that although technically a breach of some code or law may have occurred there is no need for punishment, apology or retribution if no actual damage occurred.Rate it:

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sooner or laterEventually, at some undetermined point in the not-too-distant future.Rate it:

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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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round upTo the smallest integer that is not less than it, or to some other greater value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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run byTo repeat some information.Rate it:

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squirrel awayTo stash or hide; to hoard, collect, save, or accumulate; to create a reserve, stash, or hoard of some supply, so as to recall a squirrel's burying of nuts.Rate it:

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stand byTo wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.Rate it:

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stand offTo stand some distance apart form something or someone.Rate it:

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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:

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hunker downTo take shelter; to prepare oneself for some eventuality; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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ask forTo increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.Rate it:

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