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the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak(proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.Rate it:

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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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Lord willing and the creek don't riseBarring unforeseen circumstances.Rate it:

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willing horseOne who readily performs hard work or who voluntarily tolerates an adverse situation.Rate it:

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kindred spiritSomeone with the same feelings or attitudes as oneself.Rate it:

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Dunkirk spiritThe spirit of the British public pulling together to overcome times of adversity.Rate it:

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spirit awayTo remove without anyone's noticing.Rate it:

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that's the spiritUsed to encourage someone's positive attitude.Rate it:

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white spiritsolventRate it:

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weak teaUsed other than as an idiom: see weak, tea.Rate it:

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bring it weakTo fail to accomplish an accomplishable task or to make an attempt at less than maximum effort; to "half-ass" or "fake the funk".Rate it:

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weak sisterA person or thing which is the least robust or least dependable member of a group.Rate it:

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weak sisterA person who is cowardly or indecisive.Rate it:

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weak teaWeak (feeble) effort or proposal; unconvincing argument.Rate it:

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weak-kneedLacking will power or strength of character; timid.Rate it:

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weak-kneedUsed other than as an idiom: see week, kneed.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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Citations:neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.Rate it:

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exchange fleshTo engage in sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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flesh outTo complete; to create details from a basic outline, structure or skeleton.Rate it:

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neither fish nor fleshAlternative form of neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringRate it:

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neither fish, flesh, nor fowlAlternative form of neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringRate it:

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neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.Rate it:

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one fleshTwo people united by marriage.Rate it:

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pound of fleshSomething which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.Rate it:

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press the fleshTo shake hands and socialize, especially in a political gathering.Rate it:

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thorn in the fleshIvar Specto. The Soviet Union and the Muslim World, 1917-1958.Rate it:

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thorn in the fleshA persistent difficulty or something very annoying that will not go away.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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slowly but surelyIn a slow, yet careful mannerRate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.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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all butnearlyRate it:

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all butnearly; except thatRate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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but for the grace of GodWere it not for God's help, someone could have suffered that outcome.Rate it:

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but goodTo a high degree; very thoroughly; in a most definite manner.Rate it:

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but me no butsUsed to cut off objections or qualificationsRate it:

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but seriously folksDirects attention to immediately preceding failed attempt at humor.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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but who's countingUsed as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to.Rate it:

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close, but no cigarThat's almost correct, but not quite.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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down but not outTemporarily incapacitated but not permanently defeated.Rate it:

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.Rate it:

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I know you are but what am IAssertion that an insult made by the party to whom the phrase is directed is actually true of that party, and not of the person using the phrase. Usually considered to be a playground taunt.Rate it:

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I know you are, but what am IAlternative form of I know you are but what am IRate it:

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