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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:

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a mão esquerda não sabe o que faz a direitathe left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doingRate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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at handNear; soon; approaching; imminent.Rate it:

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at handReadily available; within easy reach; nearby.Rate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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back to our muttonsTo get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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bald eagleamerican birdRate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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because reasonsUsed to avoid specifying the reasons for something, perhaps because specifying them would be tangential to the point at hand, or perhaps because they are not sound or are not known to the speaker.Rate it:

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bird in the bosomA secret pledge that one makes for another.Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewThe view from directly or high above.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewthe view from directly or high aboveRate it:

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bite the hand that feeds oneTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds youTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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blow a kissTo kiss one's hand, then blow on the hand in a direction towards the recipient.Rate it:

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bottom handUsed other than as an idiom: see bottom, hand.Rate it:

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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bridgeA particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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by handManually; without the use of automation or machines.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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by the wayIncidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.Rate it:

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cap in handIn a humble and respectful mannerRate it:

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catch someone with one's hand in the cookie jarTo catch someone taking something that he or she is not entitled to.Rate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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Citations:man downOf a hawk or other bird: to become accustomed to the presence of people.Rate it:

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cock a snookTo spread one hand, place the thumb on the nose and wriggle some of the fingers as a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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colto con le mani nel saccocaught with one's hand in the cookie jar, caught in the cookie jar, caught raiding the cookie jarRate it:

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count on one handThe seeming low number of occasions when this particular problem was not automatically resolved.Rate it:

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cut the mustardan assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.Rate it:

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cutie pieA small hand-held radiation meter.Rate it:

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dab handexpertRate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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dickyA small bird; a dicky-bird.Rate it:

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dickyAn insignificant sound or thing; dicky-bird.Rate it:

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dicky-birdA small bird.Rate it:

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dicky-birdAn insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdwordRate it:

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dicky-birdA insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdEndearing term for a small bird, often used when talking with young children.Rate it:

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draw outTo improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.Rate it:

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drinking ageA two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'emRate it:

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drop the topicTo stop talking about the topic at hand.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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