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put oneself acrossTo explain one's ideas and opinions clearly so that another person can understand them and get a picture of your personality.Rate it:

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put oneself in someone's shoesTo try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person. To empathise.Rate it:

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put out a fireTo address a problem, especially an unexpected one caused by the incompetence, negligence, or misconduct of another person.Rate it:

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put out of one's miseryTo submit (a person or animal) to euthanasia.Rate it:

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putty in someone's handsOne who is readily manipulated or controlled by another person.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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quiche-eaterIn computer programming circles, a person far removed from practice and concerned only with academic matters, unwilling to "get their hands dirty".Rate it:

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ray of lightan inspiring or enlightening person or thingRate it:

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read alongTo read together with another person, or with another presentationRate it:

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read me out!To understand a person very well.Rate 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 jobA hobby that takes all of a person's free time.Rate it:

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reckon without one's hostTo forget the most important person.Rate it:

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revolving door syndromeA situation in which a person or group repeats a cycle of behaviors or experiences, usually with unsuccessful or undesirable results.Rate it:

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rice chaserA white person with a strong inclination and attraction toward Asian men or women.Rate it:

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rickle o' banesAn emaciated person or animal.Rate it:

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rivet counterA person who has an obsession with the minutae of their particular interest. Anyone preoccupied with small distinguishing features between different items.Rate it:

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roadwarriorA person who carries a mobile device such as a laptop or PDA and uses wireless internet connections to work.Rate it:

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rob the cradleTo marry or become romantically involved with a much younger person.Rate it:

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rob the cradleTo use a young person for a purpose inappropriate to his or her age.Rate it:

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rock houndA person who collects rocks and minerals from the natural environment as a hobby.Rate it:

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rolling stoneA person who moves around a lot and never settles down.Rate it:

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root forTo encourage a favored person, team, or result.Rate it:

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rooting interesta desire for, or interest in, the success of a particular person or group, often a sports teamRate it:

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rotten appleA bad person, especially one who has a corrupting influence on others: a bad apple.Rate it:

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rotten eggA person who is the latest, the last, or the slowest in a group at performing a certain task, especially at going to a certain place.Rate it:

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rough sleeperA homeless person.Rate it:

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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch another person with one's body in a sexually stimulating manner.Rate it:

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rub up againstOf pets. To touch a person's body in a friendly manner, seeking attention.Rate it:

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rub up onTo rub one's body against another person as a form of sexual stimulation or flirting.Rate it:

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rubber roomA cell used for confinement of a mentally disturbed person.Rate it:

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rumor campaignA method of persuasion in which damaging rumors or innuendo are deliberately spread concerning a person or other target, while the source of the rumors tries to avoid detection.Rate it:

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run for one's moneyA difficult challenge for the person indicated, especially one involving a competitive situation.Rate it:

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run overrun over; schedule, time limit, with vehicle, budget, expense account, 'heels', time limit, person's feelings, vacation time, lawn, curb, warranty, guarantee, lease, stay, sidewalk,Rate it:

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run rings aroundTo demonstrate superiority, or greater skill than another person, team or group of people.Rate it:

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run throughTo impale a person with a blade, usually a sword.Rate it:

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Russian rouletteA deadly game in which a person loads a single bullet in the cylinder of a revolver, spins the cylinder so that the location of the bullet is unknown, points the weapon at his/her head, and pulls the trigger. In its most lethal form, played by multiple participants each of whom takes a turn until the weapon discharges.Rate it:

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sad sackAn incompetent or inept person.Rate it:

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saddle trampIn the Old West, a person who wanders from place to place on horseback.Rate it:

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salt of the earthA most worthy person.Rate it:

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salt of the earthA decent, dependable, unpretentious person.Rate it:

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save oneselfTo refrain from having sex until one meets a suitable person to date or betroth or marryRate it:

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say it allTo express the essential characteristics of a person, thing, or situation in a concise, well-crafted turn of phrase or in some other pithy manner.Rate it:

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scholar and gentlemanAn admirable, intelligent person.Rate it:

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screamAn entertaingly outrageous person.Rate it:

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scum of the earthAn unwanted individual, the worst type of person or people.Rate it:

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sea quien seano matter who the person is, no matter who they areRate it:

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second bananaA person who serves in a supporting, secondary, or subsidiary capacity; an assistant.Rate it:

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second childhoodThe period or state of cognitive decline of an elderly person, characterized by childlike judgment and behavior.Rate it:

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