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15 minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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a fools' paradisefalse hopes for a foolish personRate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.Rate it:

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a real hotdoggerA Reference to an energetic, active or talented person.Rate it:

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a rolling stone gathers no mossA person who never settles in one place will never be successful.A person who does not keep active will grow mouldy.Rate it:

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a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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according toAccording to him, every person was to be bought. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.Rate it:

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people.Rate it:

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Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:

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addle pateA foolish or dull-witted person.Rate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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after youA gesture, usually polite, urging another person to take a turn at something ahead of the speaker.Rate it:

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all holidayA saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to/.Rate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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allons-yfirst-person plural imperative of y allerRate it:

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always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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and thatAnd the others; used after a name to denote the friends or social group of that person.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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anybody who is anybodyAny person who is well-known or important, especially one who has prominent social standing.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, thy name is YUsed to say that something or somebody embodies a particular quality, usually a negative one. This phrase is said using this format: "X, thy name is Y", where X is the quality and Y is the person or thing with that quality.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, Y, and Z—pick any twoIntroduces three desirable qualities or resources that a person, company or project can not have simultaneously; they will lack one of the three options.Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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artful dodgerA crafty person who commits minor crimes or behaves in a rather unscrupulous manner.Rate it:

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as agile as a monkeyif you say someone is as agile as a monkey then you are saying that the person is able to move as fast and easy as a monkey; therefore, as agile as a monkey means being able to move as swift and easy as a monkeyRate it:

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as the next girlTo a reasonable degree; as much as a typical person: especially, as much as a typical woman.Rate it:

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as the next guyTo a reasonable degree; as much as a typical person or man.Rate it:

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ask me one on sporta sarcastic reply given when a person does not know the correct answer.Rate it:

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asking for a friendIndicates that a question is embarrassing by pretending to be asking on behalf of another person.Rate it:

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asspussya person's anus and rectum, especially a male'sRate it:

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at seaOn the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.Rate it:

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average bearThe norm; an average person; Used in comparisonsRate it:

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babe in the woodsA person who is innocent, naive, inexperienced, or helpless.Rate it:

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babe magnetA person, especially a man, to whom women are attracted.Rate it:

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baby-killera person who advocates abortionRate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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bad actorIll-intentioned, mean, ill-tempered person.Rate it:

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bad appleA person who is not wholesome, honest, or trustworthy, especially one who has an adverse influence on others.Rate it:

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bad newsAn irritating, troublesome, or harmful person, situation, or thing.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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bag of bonesA skinny, malnourished person.Rate it:

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baggageIn a metaphorical sense, factors that restrict a person's freedom, often in an intellectual or psychological way: emotional baggage.Rate it:

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bail outTo secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.Rate it:

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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.Rate it:

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