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mine arse on a bandboxAn answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered, like offering a bandbox for a seat.Rate it:

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miner's canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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miners' canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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mix apples and orangesTo mix two totally different things.Rate it:

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moving along at a snail's paceThe slow start of an agenda, the maintenance of a slothful effort, spending half a day to complete a two hour job.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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mutual admiration societyA group of two or more people, in a workplace or other social environment, who routinely express considerable esteem and support for one another, sometimes to the point of exaggeration or pretense.Rate it:

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name afterTo intentionally give someone or something the same name or a derivation of the same name as another person, place, or thing.Rate it:

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name forTo intentionally give someone the same name or a derivation of the same name as another person, place, or thing.Rate it:

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necessary evilAn unfavorable thing that must be done or accepted, especially because the available alternative courses of action or inaction would be worse.Rate it:

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never the twain shall meetUsed to emphasize that two subjects are so different that they cannot coexist or agree with each other.Rate it:

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nigger richGet paid and spend all your money leaving you broke till next payday where you will do the same exact thingRate it:

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odd fishAn unusual thing or eccentric person.Rate it:

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ODTAAone damn thing after anotherRate it:

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of that ilkUsed other than as an idiom. Of that kind; of the same kind of person or thing as the one just mentioned.Rate it:

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oil and waterTwo things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.Rate it:

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on the horns of a dilemmaFacing a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives.Rate it:

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one after the otherOne by one; singularly; not occurring all at the same time (of a person or thing).Rate it:

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one and the sameThe same person or thing. Used to emphasize the identity or equivalence of two things.Rate it:

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one fleshTwo people united by marriage.Rate it:

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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the partners has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:

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one-night standEither of the two partners involved in such a single sexual encounter.Rate it:

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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:

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one-track mindThat said to be possessed by someone who is obsessed with something or only able to think of one thing.Rate it:

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Oreo cookieA threeway involving two black participants and one white participant between themRate it:

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pair offTo separate into groups of two.Rate it:

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pair offTo join two people into a relationship.Rate it:

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pair upTo put into pairs; to put into a group of two.Rate it:

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pair upTo get into pairs; to join together to make a group of two.Rate it:

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parting of the waysa separation of two things or people because of a disagreement, a point of divergence, especially an important oneRate it:

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pawn off asTo make a person or thing appear to be different than their true nature in order to fool someone else.Rate it:

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phone tagA situation in which two individuals attempting to contact each other by telephone repeatedly do not get a live person and instead trade messages, such as by voice mail.Rate it:

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pickupA short or long bed automotive powered vehicle with enclosed two or three person cab. Utilized in light -weight or modest cargo, short haul, pick-up and delivery agendas.Rate it:

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piece of shitA bad thing; an object of poor quality.Rate it:

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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:

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plus (literally) The more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Although the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:

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plus ça changeThe more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Rate it:

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poisonSomething that harms a person or thing.Rate it:

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possession is nine-tenths of the lawOne who has possession of a thing has some right to it; a popular statement of the doctrine of adverse possession.Rate it:

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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.Rate it:

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price is rightThe cost of a thing is reasonable and of good value.Rate it:

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quenchcoalA person or thing that undermines religious zeal; hence a heartless, uncaring person with respect to religion.Rate it:

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quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.Rate it:

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ray of lightan inspiring or enlightening person or thingRate it:

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real dealA thing or person which is genuine, authentic, or worthy of serious regard.Rate it:

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real macoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:

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real mccoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:

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real mckoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:

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res ipsa loquiturThe import of a thing or situation is obvious.Rate it:

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ride on a railTo be subjected to a punishment most prevalent in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries in which an offender was made to straddle a fence rail held on the shoulders of two or more bearers. The victim was then paraded around town or taken to the city limits and dumped by the roadside.Rate it:

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