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rumble onTo continue for too long, especially of a debate or discussion that has little likelihood of reaching an acceptable conclusion.Rate it:

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run on fumesBy extension, to operate with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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shot in the darkA guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge.Rate it:

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sing like a birdto divulge secrets with little coercionRate it:

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sleep camelA person who habitually does with little to no sleep during the week and then makes up by sleeping a lot during the weekend.Rate it:

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

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small fryOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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small potatoesOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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snowball's chance in hellLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.Rate it:

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step asideto walk to a little distance; retire for the occasionRate it:

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step downTo gradually reduce something, a little at a time, as an electronic step down transformer.Rate it:

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sugar and spiceExcerpt from a common nursery rhyme "What are little girls made of?"Rate it:

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sweep asideTo overcome an obstacle with little effort.Rate it:

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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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take for grantedTo give little attention to or to underestimate the value of, to fail to appreciate.Rate it:

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talk out one's assTo speak authoritatively on a subject which one actually knows little about; to exaggerate.Rate it:

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throw a sprat to catch a mackerelTo sacrifice something of little value in the hope of gaining something better.Rate it:

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turkey shootA situation in which numerous weapons are discharged against prey, opponents, or victims who have little ability to protect or defend themselves.Rate it:

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um passarinho me contoua little bird told meRate it:

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under lock and keyImprisoned with little or no chance of escape.Rate it:

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whistle in the darkTo speak of something despite having little knowledge of it.Rate it:

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whistle past the graveyardTo enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences.Rate it:

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wine tosserA person who talks a great deal about wine but actually knows very little.Rate it:

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wing itTo improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; or to perform with little or no preparation.Rate it:

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winter ratAn old, unattractive automobile, purchased for little money, to be driven during brutal Great Lakes winters while the owner's "good" car remains garaged and protected from corrosive road salt for the season.Rate it:

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wolf in sheep's clothingGrammar school stories told of the Wily wolf wearing a sheepskin costume as he stealthily circles the grazing sheep seeking to snatch a helpless little lamb in his sharp-toothed and drooling vicious jaws!Rate it:

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you can't make a silk purse of a sow's earIt is not possible to produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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слухом земля полнитсяa little bird told meRate it:

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сорока на хвосте принеслаa little bird told meRate it:

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מעט מדי, מאוחר מדיToo little, too late.Rate it:

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冇嘢到have/produce little to no resultsRate it:

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小狗懶擦鞋a phrase that literally means "little dog lazy to wipe shoes" but is actually a phrase which contains words with similar sounds to the five profanities in Cantonese: 屌, 鳩, 撚, 柒, 閪.Rate it:

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愛媠莫命to be fashionable rather than comfortable; to wear little on a cold day to look attractiveRate it:

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要靚唔要命to be fashionable rather than comfortable; to wear little on a cold day to look attractiveRate it:

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要風度不要溫度be fashionable than comfortable; wears little on a cold day to look attractiveRate it:

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