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suspend one's disbeliefTo willingly accept the premise of a story or work of art for the sake of enjoying it.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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ants in one's pantsTo be sexually excited.Rate 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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bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.Rate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA tendency to take offence quickly.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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flip one's lidTo be explosively angry.Rate it:

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flip one's wigTo be very angry.Rate it:

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get one's freak onTo party.Rate it:

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