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egg onTo encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.Rate it:

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esthetically challengedOf a person, ugly.Rate it:

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hackles risingAn emotional or mental reaction to an irritable situation or person which causes a physical response to ones patience and/or the hair on the back of the one's neck.Rate it:

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hand inTo give something to a responsible person.Rate it:

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mike upTo fit a microphone and transmitter to a person. Usually for television performers, or for police informers.Rate it:

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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.Rate it:

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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.Rate it:

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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.Rate it:

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trash outTo criticize the person spoken to in a rant.Rate it:

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vicar of brayA person who changes their beliefs and principles to stay popular with people above them is a Vicar of Bray. The religious upheavals in England from 1533 to 1559 and from 1633 to 1715 made it almost impossible for any individual to comply with the successive religious requirements of the state.Rate it:

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when it rains, it poursIf a person encounters bad luck, more bad luck will follow.Rate it:

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yes manA person who always agrees with his employer or superior.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-heartedRate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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sex on legsA person or persons considered to be very sexually attractive.Rate it:

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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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dyed-in-the-woolFirmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.Rate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable 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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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.Rate it:

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bump upTo promote a person to a higher grade.Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to overcome or deal with.Rate it:

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have a green thumbA person with a green thumb, a natural skill for gardening.Rate it:

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hear outTo listen to someone until that person has finished.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.Rate it:

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Johnny-one-noteA person (or organization) who often expresses a strong opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects.Rate it:

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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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mouse potatoA person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.Rate it:

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necessity is the mother of inventionA person who is in great need of something will find a way to get it.Rate it:

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sneak up onTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.Rate it:

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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.Rate it:

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suck intoTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.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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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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babe in the woodsA person who is innocent, naive, inexperienced, or helpless.Rate it:

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give the devil his dueTo acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.Rate it:

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never leave anybody outNever forget a person dead or aliveRate it:

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pick upTo point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions),in a critical manner.Rate it:

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slave to fashionA person who is particularly concerned that his or her clothing and physical appearance conform to the current, accepted style.Rate it:

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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William ShakespeareRate it:

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damn by associationDiscredit or condemn a position, person, or thing by attacking those things with which he/she/it is associated.Rate it:

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once you go black, you never go backAn expression assuming that once a person of another race gets in a sexual relationship with a black person they won't return to their own race.Rate it:

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bean counterA person, such as an accountant or financial officer, who is concerned with quantification, especially to the exclusion of other matters.Rate it:

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bit in the biten of lakeIt means that a person is in a serious mood where he is not thinking for the serious matter. Its proper meaning is "serious"Rate it:

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brush byTo walk past another person, touching them slightly, normally by accident, and ignoring them.Rate it:

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farm niggerAn inferior black person whose intellect is compared to that of a field hand.Rate it:

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jack offAn annoying person or one who has committed a transgression with no or insufficient apology; a jerk, an asshole.Rate it:

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laugh a minuteA funny thing or person.Rate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)

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