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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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the upper handAn advantage or lead.Rate it:

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stiff upper lipThe quality of being resolute and showing self-restraint, associated with stereotypical British people.Rate it:

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upper crustThe social elite.Rate it:

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upper crustThe topmost layer of a bread, pastry dish, or other item with a hardened coating.Rate it:

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upper-crustPosh, upper-class; pertaining to the upper crust.Rate it:

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hand in handHolding or clasping hands.Rate it:

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hand in handNaturally, ordinarily or predictably together; commonly having a correlation or relationship.Rate it:

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go hand in handOf two people, to hold hands.Rate it:

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go hand in handOf two things, to be closely related or to go together well; see hand in hand.Rate it:

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hand over handby passing the hands alternately one before or above the other, especially with ropeRate it:

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hand over handrapidlyRate it:

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the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the worldAlternative form of the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.Rate it:

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the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doingTwo parts of an organization are unaware of each other's activities.Rate it:

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dab handexpertRate it:

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free handfree reinRate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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hand inTo give something to a responsible person.Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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hand offTo pass or transfer something to someone.Rate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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hat in handWith humility; in an apologetic or self-effacing fashion.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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at handNear; soon; approaching; imminent.Rate it:

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at handReadily available; within easy reach; nearby.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds oneTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds youTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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bottom handUsed other than as an idiom: see bottom, hand.Rate it:

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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.Rate it:

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by handManually; without the use of automation or machines.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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cap in handIn a humble and respectful mannerRate it:

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catch someone with one's hand in the cookie jarTo catch someone taking something that he or she is not entitled to.Rate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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count on one handThe seeming low number of occasions when this particular problem was not automatically resolved.Rate it:

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eat out of somebody's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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eat out of someone's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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fill one's handTo draw one's handgun, especially for an armed confrontation.Rate it:

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force someone's handBring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.Rate it:

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give somebody a handTo help, aid, or assist.Rate it:

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give someone a handTo help, aid, or assist.Rate it:

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give someone a handTo applaud or clap (also to give (someone) a big hand).Rate it:

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green handAn inexperienced crew member of a 19th-century whaler on his first voyage.Rate it:

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HANDInitialism of have a nice day.Rate it:

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hand downTo transmit in succession, as from father to son, or from predecessor to successor.Rate it:

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hand downTo forward to the proper officer .Rate it:

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hand grenadesmall explosive deviceRate it:

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