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break one's backTo make a supreme effort.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo do something for the first time.Rate it:

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break one's lanceTo engage in an honorable fight.Rate it:

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brick in one's hatdrunkenness.Rate it:

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bring one's arse to an anchorTo sit down.Rate it:

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burn one's bridgesTo destroy one's path, connections, reputation, opportunities, etc.Rate it:

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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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burn one's fingersTo harm oneself; to suffer consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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bury one's head in the sandTo deliberately ignore the reality of a situation; to pretend a problem does not exist.Rate it:

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bust one's assTo work very hard, to put in a lot of effort.Rate it:

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bust one's ballsto work very hard; to put in a lot of effort.Rate it:

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bust one's buttTo work exceptionally hard.Rate it:

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bust one's chopsTo exert oneself.Rate it:

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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.Rate it:

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by one's lightsAccording to one's understanding.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 skin of one's teethBarely; closely; by a narrow margin; with nothing to spare.Rate it:

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carry one's own weightA variant of carry one's weight.Rate it:

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carry one's weightTo contribute or produce one's fair share, as of work, money, etc.Rate it:

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cash in one's chipsTo discontinue an activity, accepting whatever gains or losses one has incurred; to give up.Rate it:

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cash in one's chipsTo die.Rate it:

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cast one's voteTo vote for something.Rate it:

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cast up one's accountsTo vomit.Rate it:

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catch one's deathTo contract a serious illness, especially a nasty cold or other respiratory ailment and especially as a result of exposure to wet or chilly weather.Rate it:

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catch one's driftTo understand the essence of what someone attempts to communicate, especially if it is vague, hinting, or poorly phrased.Rate 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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caught with one's pants downCaught off guard, unprepared, or in an embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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chase one's tailTo busily try to perform many tasks or to repeatedly revise one's plans, especially with inefficient use of one's time and limited results.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backA drug addiction.Rate it:

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Chinaman on one's backWithdrawal symptoms.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA form of challenge in the same spirit as a medieval knight throwing down his gauntlet.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA habitually combative attitude, usually because of a harboured grievance, sense of inferiority, or having something to prove.Rate it:

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clean up one's actTo reform; to improve one's habits.Rate it:

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clear one's linesTo clear the ball away from a dangerous position.Rate it:

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close one's eyesTo ignore.Rate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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cold oneA beer.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.Rate it:

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come out of one's shellTo become a naturist. To convert to naturism.Rate it:

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come out of one's shellTo reveal one's true self.Rate it:

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come to one's sensesTo reawaken after having lost consciousness.Rate it:

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come to one's sensesTo become reasonable, comprehending, or responsible, especially after having behaved in an unreasonable, uncomprehending, or irresponsible manner.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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coming out of one's earsIn great or excess quantity.Rate it:

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