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scrimp and saveTo scrimp greatly; to economize; to live very frugally, particularly when saving for something.Rate it:

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skimp and saveAlternative form of scrimp and save.Rate it:

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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.Rate it:

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save asTo enter a dialog box where the user can specify a filename, and such that when the filename is specified, an appropriate file will be saved with that name.Rate it:

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save asTo specify a filename for a file, and save it under that name.Rate it:

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save by the bellIn a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, to ring the bell which concludes the round and thereby to prevent a competitor who has been knocked down from being counted out by the referee.Rate it:

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save by the bellTo rescue or favorably assist (someone) by means of a timely interruption or the sudden termination of difficult circumstances.Rate it:

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save downTo write a computer file to disk.Rate it:

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save faceTo take an action or make a gesture intended to preserve one's reputation or honour.Rate it:

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save one's breathTo refrain from speech.Rate it:

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save oneselfTo refrain from having sex until one meets a suitable person to date or betroth or marryRate it:

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save someone's baconTo save someone's life.Rate it:

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save someone's skinTo save someone's life.Rate it:

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save someone's skinto prevent an undesirable occurrenceRate it:

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save something for a rainy dayTo save something just in case one may need it.Rate it:

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save the dayTo rescue the situation.Rate it:

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save the furnitureTo salvage something positive from a calamitous situation, especially one involving the reputation or fate of a political party.Rate it:

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save upTo accumulate money, especially for a specific, planned expenditure.Rate it:

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save vs.In certain games, to successfully guard against a particular dangerRate it:

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to save one's lifeat allRate it:

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to save one's lifeunder any circumstances; rather die than...Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X and Y and Z, oh my!Expresses awe at three things.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterUsed other than as an idiom: see bread, and, butter.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterRelating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.Rate it:

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by/in leaps and boundsvery quickly, in large amountsRate it:

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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.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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every nook and crannyEverywhere.Rate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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here and thereFrom time to time.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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make like a tree and leaveto leave, departRate it:

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off and onIntermittently.Rate it:

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rain cats and dogsTo rain very heavily.Rate it:

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raining cats and dogsRaining heavilyRate it:

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rise and shineUsed to wish someone happiness upon waking upRate it:

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underpromise and overdeliverExceed the customer's expectations.Rate it:

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X's and O'skisses and hugs.Rate it:

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name and shameSo as to single them out for individual blame and censure.Rate it:

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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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