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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 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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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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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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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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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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einen Vogel zeigenliterally "to show a bird". making a cuckoo signRate it:

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fan danceA stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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fork outTo pay out, to hand overRate it:

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full housepoker handRate it:

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German virginThe name of a poker hand in the game of Texas hold 'em, when a player is dealt two nine cards.Rate it:

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get one's finger outTo proceed with the matter in hand.Rate it:

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give awayTo formally hand over a bride to the bridegroom; often by her father.Rate it:

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go togetherTo be inseparable; to go hand in hand.Rate it:

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grab atTo grasp, or attempt to grasp, something or somebody, using one's hand, usually in a rough or rude manner.Rate it:

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hard and fastAn expression of maritime origin. The vessel lodged hard and fast. Hard-grounded upon the hidden reef! An individual expressing an extreme tightly held position relative the topic at hand.Rate it:

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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hear ofTo become aware of through second-hand knowledge, or not through personal experience.Rate it:

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here you areSaid when you hand something over to someone or do a favour to them, usually to draw the recipient's attention to the exchange; Equivalent to “thank you” when receiving something..Rate it:

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hit the nail on the head!To do something perfectly, to give a textbook answer to a question that shows you grasp the concept at hand.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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homing pigeonracing birdRate it:

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homing pigeonbirdRate it:

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I don't careIndicates that the speaker has no interest or emotional investment in the topic at hand.Rate it:

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look throughTo search, either with the eyes or by handRate it:

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lucky dipA game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.Rate it:

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man-of-warA man of war bird, a magnificent frigatebird.Rate it:

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mene mene tekel upharsinWords written by a mysterious hand on the wall of Belshazzar's palace, and interpreted by Daniel as predicting the doom of the king and his dynasty.Rate it:

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miner's canaryA caged bird kept caged in mines because its demise provided a warning of dangerous levels of toxic gases.Rate it:

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miners' canaryA caged bird kept caged in mines because its demise provided a warning of dangerous levels of toxic gases.Rate it:

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mon petit doigt m'a dita little bird told me.Rate it:

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muscle-up to the jobStep right UP to the tasks at Hand!Rate it:

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nada nessa mãoA phrase commonly associated with shows of magic, where the performer assures that his hand is empty, therefore he is not holding any tools to aid his tricks.Rate it:

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neither here nor thereNot important; having no significance or influence on the question at hand; not related; not relevant; not germane; not pertinent.Rate it:

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nest eggA natural or artificial egg placed in a bird's nest, to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there.Rate it:

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no pressureThe situation at hand is rife with emotional pressure.Rate it:

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off topicnot connected with the matter at handRate it:

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pass downTo hand over, pass through or transfer to a lower level, next generation, etc.Rate it:

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pin downRequire, Insist Upon An Exact Statement As To The Details Or The Facts In The Matter At Hand: A Firm Affirmation Of Action To Be Taken:Rate it:

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put it thereafter a discussion of barter etc the 'seller' offers his hand to shake on the deal (particularly in the US)Rate it:

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raise the stakesTo raise the stakes of a hand of poker.Rate it:

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rare animalSynonym of rare birdRate it:

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reach outTo extend one's hand forward.Rate it:

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return to one's muttonsto get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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