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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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as if there were no tomorrowto an excessive degree, desperately, very quickly or very muchRate it:

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and then there were nonean eliminationRate it:

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if I were youA phrase said to introduce advice, i.e. to express what one would do in the interlocutor's situation.Rate it:

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were you born in a tentAn admonishment said to someone who has left a door open.Rate it:

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you were sayingPrompts the interlocutor to resume what they had been saying prior to an interruption.Rate it:

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you were sayingDraws attention to something that has just happened that conflicts with what the interlocutor had said.Rate it:

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you'd complain if you were hung with a new ropeSaid as a mild admonishment to somebody who is always complaining.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.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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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.Rate 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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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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blood in the waterAlternative spelling of Blood in the Water.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blown out of the waterAn alibi, excuse, pleading, story, testimony misrepresentation.Rate it:

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body of waterUsed other than as an idiom: see body, of, water.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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carry water forTo perform menial tasks for; to serve; to assist.Rate it:

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come hell or high waterRegardless of the hardships.Rate it:

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couldn't pour water out of a bootSynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate it:

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couldn't pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heelSynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate it:

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dead in the waterNearly dead, doomed.Rate it:

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deep waterA difficult or embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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deep waterWaters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.Rate it:

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doesn't have both oars in the watercrazyRate it:

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fish out of waterA person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.Rate it:

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get the dirty water off one's chestTo get sexual satisfaction, especially after a period of abstinence.Rate it:

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hell or high waterHighly adverse circumstances; acts of God.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo be patient; to control one's impulses.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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hold waterTo withstand scrutiny or criticism; to be valid.Rate it:

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hot waterUsed other than as an idiom: see hot, water.Rate it:

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hot watera dangerous situation; troubleRate it:

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hot waterfierce criticismRate it:

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in hot waterIn trouble; in the position of arousing somebody's anger or displeasure.Rate it:

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keep one's head above waterTo survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances.Rate it:

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like a duck takes to waterVery naturally; without effort.Rate it:

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like a duck to waterAlternative form of like a duck takes to waterRate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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oil and waterTwo things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.Rate it:

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pour cold water onTo belittle or dismiss; to cast doubt upon; to debunk.Rate it:

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still water runs deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellectRate it:

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take on waterTo slowly fill with water, as due to a leak or being washed by high waves; to begin to sink.Rate it:

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take on waterTo be in an increasingly difficult or risky situation; to falter or begin to fail.Rate it:

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