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douche bagAn annoying person; someone blatantly inconsiderate of others.Rate it:

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down withExpressing disapproval of or encouraging actions against a person, organization, practice, belief, etc., typically in a public protest.Rate it:

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drive one up the wallTo make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.Rate it:

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drive someone up the wallTo make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.Rate it:

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drool bucketA person with low intelligence or no common sense; an idiot.Rate it:

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dumb bunnyA stupid person.Rate it:

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dwarf standing on the shoulders of giantsA person who discovers by building on previous discoveries.Rate it:

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e thumbA person with this skill.Rate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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Earth toUsed to call the attention of a distracted person.Rate it:

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emotional crippleA person who has been rendered indecisive, alienated, uncaring, confused, or helpless in conjunction with experiencing debilitating emotions, such as worry, fear, panic, despair, etc.Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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enemy combatantAny person in an armed conflict who may be properly detained under the laws and customs of war.Rate it:

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excuse youIndignant response to a person who has behaved rudely and failed to apologise.Rate it:

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express elevatorSomething that gets a person somewhere fastRate it:

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extra pair of handsThe assistance of another person.Rate it:

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eye candyA very attractive person or persons, or the salient visible physical attributes of same.Rate it:

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eye for an eyeCompensation for injury caused by a person, in the form of inflicting of an identical injury on that person.Rate it:

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eye for an eye, a tooth for a toothCompensation for injury caused by a person, in the form of inflicting of an identical injury on that person.Rate it:

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eye of the beholderThe evaluation depending on perception of person who sees and considers.Rate it:

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face to faceIn person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.Rate it:

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factotumA person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall off the turnip truckTo be naive, uninformed, or unsophisticated, in the manner of a rustic person.Rate it:

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false alarmA person who pretends to be more accomplished or a thing that seems to be of higher quality than is later found to be the case.Rate it:

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false lightA cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.Rate it:

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false lightA point of view resulting in a misleading or inaccurate representation of a person, situation, or fact.Rate it:

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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.Rate it:

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far be itA disclaimer stating that the person speaking will not do something.Rate it:

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fashion plateA person who dresses in especially stylish fashions.Rate it:

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Faustian bargainAn agreement in which a person abandons his or her spiritual values or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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feel outTo try to ascertain a person's point of view, or the nature of a situation, by cautious and subtle means.Rate it:

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feet firstIn the manner of a deceased person (i.e., dead).Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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fifteen 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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find oneselfTo learn, or attempt to learn, what kind of person one is and what one wants in life.Rate it:

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first among equalsA person or position that if formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior in some attribute.Rate it:

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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.Rate it:

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first loveThe first person to be the object of one's romantic affection.Rate it:

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fish out of waterA person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.Rate it:

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fit outTo provide a thing, a group, a person or oneself with requisites; to kit out.Rate it:

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fit upConspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates the theory that the planet Earth is flat.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates an outlandish, discredited theory; a person who refuses to acknowledge the truth despite overwhelming evidence.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates the theory that the earth is flat.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightA person or business that appears and disappears rapidly, or gives an impression of transience.Rate it:

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folk devilA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during a moral panic.Rate it:

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fool's bargainA bad bargain; one that leaves the person accepting it worse off.Rate it:

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fools rush in where angels fear to treadA person who does not plan ahead and think matters through becomes involved in risky or unfavorable situations which prudent people avoid.Rate it:

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