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bed blockerAn elderly hospitalized person who is too infirm to return home but not sufficiently ill to necessitate continued hospitalization, creating a situation in which his or her hospital stay is prolonged while authorities or relatives search for a suitable placement amid the scarce resources of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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benevolent overlordA person in a position of power.Rate it:

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best of the bunchThe best or most preferred person or item within a group.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big enchiladaA very important person, especially the highest-ranking individual in an organization.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big shotA person with a reputation of importance or power.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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bigwigA person of importance to a group or organization.Rate it:

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black sheepA disliked person; one who is disfavored.Rate it:

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black sheepA nonconformist; an unusual or unconventional person.Rate it:

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black-on-blackInteractions that occur between black people, notably crime that is perpetrated by one black person against another.Rate it:

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blast from the pastSomething or someone that a person has not seen for a long time and that which evokes nostalgic feelings.Rate it:

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bless someone's cotton socksUsed to express affection toward the named person.Rate it:

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blind leading the blindSituation where an unqualified person is attempting to train others in a task.Rate it:

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blood, sweat and tearsA person's determination and hard work.Rate it:

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bloom is off the roseThe person, object, or situation identified in the context has lost its novelty, freshness, appeal, or acceptability.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo disclose information to the public or to appropriate authorities concerning the illegal or socially harmful actions of a person or group, especially a corporation or government agency.Rate it:

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blue-eyedOf a person or animal, having blue eyes.Rate it:

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bottom feederA person who operates amidst or thrives on the unwholesome things in a society; one who takes advantage of the misfortune of others.Rate it:

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brass neckA person with gall.Rate it:

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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.Rate it:

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break withTo cease having a positive connection with (a person, group, movement, etc).Rate it:

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bring outTo make a shy person more confident.Rate it:

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bring to justiceTo cause a person alleged to have committed criminal acts to be brought to trial on the offenses.Rate it:

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broken vesselA person who is destroyed or forgotten, or who feels flawed or broken.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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built like a brick shithouseOf a person, with an exceptionally well-developed chest.Rate it:

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bum outTo cause a person to be depressed or disappointed.Rate it:

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bundle of nervesA lively, continually active person.Rate it:

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bundle of nervesA person with an especially nervous, excitable, or fearful disposition.Rate it:

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butter fingersA clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.Rate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person appears to be benign, mild-mannered, or calm.Rate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person is prim and proper, standoffish, cool, or dispassionate.Rate it:

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butterfly upon a wheelAn innocent person crushed by life's adversities.Rate it:

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button noseA person having such a nose.Rate it:

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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

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captain of industryA prominent business person who owns or is the highest-ranking executive of one or more major firms, especially one who has considerable wealth and influence.Rate it:

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cast adriftTo place a person in a ship's boat or raft and leave themRate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous, prohibited, or private.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person whose appearance and behavior suggest guilt mixed with other qualities, such as satisfaction or feigned nonchalance.Rate it:

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cat's meowA self-satisfied person.Rate it:

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catch of the dayA person who is a popular or desirable choice to be a partner in a prospective marital or romantic relationship.Rate it:

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charity muggerA person employed by a charity, or by an intermediary fundraising agency employed by the charity, who stands in the street and invites passersby to set up standing orders or direct debits to make regular donations to the charity.Rate it:

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chat upIn a friendly, open, or casual manner, sometimes also in a charming or affected manner, usually to curry favor, and sometimes flirtatiously with the intention of establishing a romantic or sexual encounter or relationship with that person.Rate it:

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cheeky monkeyAn impudent person.Rate it:

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