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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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if you want a thing done well, do it yourselfIt is better to do something oneself, than rely on others to do it well.Rate it:

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last thing one needsSomething not wanted by someone, who is already burdened.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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bright young thingOne who is youthful, clever, eager, and high-spirited in manner and attractive in appearance.Rate it:

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chance would be a fine thingAlternative form of chance'd be a fine thingRate it:

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chance'd be a fine thingGiven to indicate that an aforementioned thing would be desirable but unlikely. Comparable to if I should be so lucky.Rate it:

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do one's thingTo do what one habitually does.Rate it:

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do the right thingTo do what is ethical or just.Rate it:

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greatest thing since sliced breadA relatively recent invention likely to significantly improve people's lives.Rate it:

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have a thingto be in a casual relationship.Rate it:

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have a thingto have a crush, or a soft spot for someone.Rate it:

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have another thing comingAlternative form of have another think comingRate it:

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here's the thingPrecedes the key point of an explanation.Rate it:

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hottest thing in townA particular late model car, a startlingly appearing item or super-styled article of dress.Rate it:

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if it's not one thing it's anotherMany problems are happening simultaneously or in close succession.Rate it:

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if it's the last thing I doAt any cost; for certain; indicates the speaker is determined, resolute in doing something.Rate it:

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last thinglate in the dayRate it:

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make a big thing out ofTo call attention to or publicize.Rate it:

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make a big thing out ofTo make a fuss about, especially unnecessarily.Rate it:

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next thing one knowssuddenly, out of the blue.Rate it:

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one thing led to anotherFrom one event, a series of insignificant steps resulted in another event.Rate it:

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sweet young thingAn attractive young woman.Rate it:

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sweet young thingA sweet young woman.Rate it:

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the thing isUsed to introduce the main point or issueRate it:

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the thing of itThe important point to consider.Rate it:

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there's no such thing as a free lunchNothing is free; everything has a price.Rate it:

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there's no such thing as a stupid questionUsed to encourage people to seek knowledge by asking questions, no matter how silly the questions may appear to be.Rate it:

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they're only after one thingMen are only interested in sex.Rate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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bustle withTo teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; to be full of a certain activity or active beings.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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keep a close watch onTo pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.Rate it:

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live onTo survive solely by consuming a certain thing.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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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thingRate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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bad newsAn irritating, troublesome, or harmful person, situation, or thing.Rate it:

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cry out forTo say that a situation needs a thing, or a solution urgently.Rate it:

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jack upTo raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.Rate it:

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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.Rate it:

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dyed-in-the-woolFirmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.Rate it:

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go the way of the dinosaursTo go extinct or become obsolete; to fall out of common use or practice; to go off the firsthand market; to become a thing of the past.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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damn by associationDiscredit or condemn a position, person, or thing by attacking those things with which he/she/it is associated.Rate it:

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laugh a minuteA funny thing or person.Rate it:

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accident waiting to happenA thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident.Rate it:

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