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worse for wearDrunk.Rate it:

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worse for wearIn poor physical condition due to long or heavy use.Rate it:

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make matters worseTo worsen an already difficult situation or unfavourable set of circumstances, typically by acting rashly, foolishly, or incompetently.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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so much the worseThat is or would be even worse.Rate it:

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take a turn for the worseTo start to become worse; to worsen.Rate it:

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the cure is worse than the diseaseThe medical treatment for an illness produces a worse net result than the illness does, especially via adverse effects.Rate it:

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the cure is worse than the diseaseThe solution or proposed solution to a problem produces a worse net result than the problem does, especially via unintended consequences.Rate it:

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wear offTo diminish in effect.Rate it:

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wear downTo cause physical or mental fatigue.Rate it:

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if the shoe fits, wear itIf a description fits something, then it is probably that thing.Rate it:

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wear awayto erode gradually and progressivelyRate it:

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wear downTo have one's long hair styled in a free, low-hanging, unencumbered style; i.e., not in an up-do or ponytail.Rate it:

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wear offTo disappear because of being abraded, over-polished, or abused.Rate it:

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wear onTo irritate.Rate it:

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wear onTo persist or continue with increasing exhaustion.Rate 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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wear outTo cause to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.Rate it:

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wear outTo deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.Rate it:

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wear outTo exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.Rate it:

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wear outTo become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.Rate it:

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wear outOf apparel, displayed in public.Rate it:

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wear outOf a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.Rate it:

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wear outTo punish by spanking.Rate it:

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wear out one's welcomeTo behave in an offensive, burdensome, or tiresome manner, with the result that one's continued presence is unwanted within a residence, commercial establishment, or social group.Rate it:

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wear rose-colored glassesTo see the positive in things while being oblivious to the negative.Rate it:

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wear something as a badge of honorDefiantly reinterpret something said to be negative about oneself as positive.Rate it:

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wear thinTo lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.Rate it:

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wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.Rate it:

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wear upTo tire; to become tiredRate it:

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dress upTo wear smart clothes for an occasion.Rate it:

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go commandoTo not wear underpants.Rate it:

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break inNew function more naturally through use or wear.Rate it:

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knock upTo exhaust; wear out; weary; beat; tire out; to fatigue until unable to do more.Rate it:

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look through rose-tinted glassesAlternative spelling of wear rose-colored glasses.Rate it:

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dress upTo wear fancy dress or a costume.Rate it:

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dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }Rate it:

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add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.Rate it:

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auf Gedeih und Verderbfor better or worseRate it:

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bad old daysthe past, seen as a time when things were worse.Rate it:

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boiling frogWhen referring to a situation gradually becoming worse, without those involved realizing the peril affecting them until it's too late.Rate it:

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de mal en pisworse and worseRate it:

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de pire en pireworse and worseRate it:

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dress downTo wear casual or informal clothes.Rate it:

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éramos pocos y parió la abuelaif that wasn't enough; things went from bad to worseRate it:

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fool's bargainA bad bargain; one that leaves the person accepting it worse off.Rate it:

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go southTo become unfavorable; to decrease; to take a turn for the worse.Rate it:

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head southAlternative form of go south; to decrease or become unfavorable; to take a turn for the worse.Rate it:

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if the cap fitsEllipsis of if the cap fits, wear itRate it:

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kick someone when they are downTo make it worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.Rate it:

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