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suffering housemaid's kneeQuaint expression of earlier days relative to female servants performing chores of scrubbing floor on hands and knees.Rate it:

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pain and sufferingUsed other than as an idiom: see pain, suffering.Rate it:

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pain and sufferingA species of damages that one may recover for physical or mental pain that results from a wrong done.Rate it:

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bend the kneeto submit to another's authorityRate it:

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knee high to a grasshopperShort; especially relating to when the subject was a small child.Rate it:

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knee slapperA joke, especially one which strikes the listener or reader as particularly humorous.Rate it:

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knee-deep in the Big MuddyStuck in a predicament; mired in a difficult situation, especially one resulting from poor judgment or bad leadership.Rate it:

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buddy upTo form small teams, especially pairs, often to reduce the likelihood of an individual suffering harm without being noticed or to suit the nature of a task to be accomplished.Rate it:

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go through the millTo experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.Rate it:

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gouty-handedSuffering from gout in the hands.Rate it:

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hard cheeseExpressed to someone suffering misfortune.Rate it:

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hard linesExpressed to someone suffering misfortune.Rate it:

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I have a coldI am suffering from a cold.Rate it:

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living deathA condition of suffering, solitude, or impairment so extreme as to deprive one's existence of all happiness and meaning.Rate it:

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long goodbyeNickname for Alzheimer's disease, especially for the final phase of the disease, during which the patient suffers a progressive decline of cognitive and motor skills and gradually loses the ability to recognize and to communicate with family and friends; nickname for the relationship between a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that person's family or friends.Rate it:

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not invented hereInvented outside one's own company (referring to the knee-jerk dismissal of products, technologies, etc. that come from third parties).Rate it:

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out of pocketLacking funds, or suffering a loss.Rate it:

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pelt of the dogAn immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; cf. hair of the dog.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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tongue-tiedSuffering from tongue-tie or ankyloglossia.Rate it:

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under the weatherSomewhat intoxicated or suffering from a hangover.Rate it:

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white as a sheetVery white or pale, as if suffering from shock.Rate it:

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