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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.Rate it:

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cotton-pickingAn intensifier, like "darn", used for emphasis or to signify that something is of little value.Rate it:

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dick allNothing at all, or very little.Rate it:

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dog's chancelittle or not likelihoodRate it:

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doing the townEngaging in an evening of celebration and reveling with little consideration of expenses.Rate it:

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drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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easy for you to sayRequiring little effort or sacrifice on your part, with the implication that it is or has been more difficult for others.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.Rate it:

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edge upTo approach or move toward a target little by little, or furtively.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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excess baggageSomething or someone not needed or not wanted; something or someone of little use or importance; something or someone considered burdensome.Rate it:

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fall into one's lapTo receive something that one desires with little or no effort.Rate it:

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fanny aboutTo waste time or fool around; to engage in activity which produces little or no accomplishment.Rate it:

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fat chanceLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.Rate it:

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fazer o quêIndicates that the speaker is passively accepting a situation that is at least a little unpleasant.Rate it:

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fuck allNothing at all or very little.Rate it:

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God's workWork that is very important and necessary, especially that which receives little or no recognition or pay.Rate it:

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gravy trainAn occupation or any lucrative endeavor that generates considerable income whilst requiring little effort and carrying little risk.Rate it:

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hill to die onAn issue to pursue with wholehearted conviction and/or single-minded focus, with little or no regard to the cost.Rate it:

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kick up a fussTo show annoyance, or to complain loudly about something, often when it is of little importance in reality.Rate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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know beans aboutTo know something, even if only a little, about.Rate it:

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know ofTo be aware of existence, but little or nothing beyond that.Rate it:

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lay a finger onIf you lay a finger on my little brother, I'll have your guts for garters.Rate it:

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leave nothing to the imaginationTo cover or hide very little or nothing.Rate it:

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licence to print moneyA means of generating a large income with little effort.Rate it:

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life is like a s*** sandwich the more bread you have the less s*** you eatThe main point is bread is slang for money so money makes your sandwich a little less repulsive and your life a little less well whateverRate it:

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life's a bitchAn expression of acceptance of misfortune.1950, Joy Davidman, Weeping Bay, page 184:She'd have been willing enough to use them, poor dead little bitch. Life's a bitch. Life's a bad joke.Rate it:

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lift a fingerTo make minimal effort; to help as little as possible.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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loose changeCoins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.Rate it:

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make a silk purse of a sow's earTo produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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mató tunco tu tataName of a game adults play with little childrenRate it:

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melt in the mouthTo be deliciously soft and creamy, create a melting sensation when eaten, and therefore need little chewing.Rate it:

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mon petit doigt m'a dita little bird told me.Rate it:

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much of a muchnessOf two or more things, having little difference of any significance between them.Rate it:

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my honey-do'sHoney-do's are the little chores requested by a spouse: A wise man will seek to discover these needs on the part of his spouse and accomplish them promptly:Rate it:

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next to nothingVery little.Rate it:

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no slave to fashionA person whose style of clothing and appearance are unconventional, informal, or slovenly; a person who takes little interest in how he or she is dressed.Rate it:

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not enough room to swing a catVery little space (available) (of a very small room).Rate it:

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not much of anythingVery little; not a lot.Rate it:

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nunca mucho cuesta pocoyou get what you pay for; literally: much never costs littleRate it:

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on a shoestringOn a very tight budget; with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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out on one's feetStanding erect but not consciously aware of one's surroundings, or only minimally aware, and having little or no ability to control one's bodily actions, as a result of physical injury or exhaustion.Rate it:

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outsiderA competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse.Rate it:

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outsiderA newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.Rate it:

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penny pincherOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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pinchpennyOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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put down asto assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:

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put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:

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