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dusty millerA formulaic phrase for a miller, related to the dust generated in the milling process.Rate it:

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ejusdem generisA canon of construction holding that when a general term follows a list of particular terms, the general term only applies to things similar to the particular terms. For example, in the list "sun, moon, and other large objects", the phrase "other large objects" only includes celestial bodies, not houses and elephants.Rate it:

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el burro delante, para que no se espanteA phrase used as a reminder that, in a grammatically correct sentence, yo doesn't go at the beginning of a phrase mentioning other subjects.Rate it:

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el sábado, sabadete, camisa nueva y polveteA phrase used to show excitement about the day being SaturdayRate it:

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Elvis has left the buildingA phrase used to announce the end of a show, usually one performed by an Elvis impersonator.Rate it:

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en Bretagne, il ne pleut que sur les consPhrase que tout bon Breton objecte invariablement au touriste qui se plaint de la pluviosité élevée de la Bretagne.Rate it:

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every good boy deserves fudgeA mnemonic phrase to help remember the order of the five lines on a musical treble stave in order from the bottom to the top: E G B D F.Rate it:

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eye catchingTwo words which may have evolved from the marketing and advertising entities, The phrase says and sees it all, appeals only to the sighted.Rate it:

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f** thisThe phrase emphatically diminishes the activity or event referred to and expresses that the speaker will have no more to do with it.Rate it:

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faites ce que je dis, ne faites pas ce que je faisPhrase, devenue proverbiale, dite à propos de quelqu’un qui se dispense d’appliquer les conseils qu’il donne à autrui.Rate it:

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farce ou friandisePhrase que les enfants viennent dire aux portes des maisons le jour d’Halloween afin de récolter des sucreries.Rate it:

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Felices ReyesHappy Wise Men Day A phrase used to wish a happy "Wise Men Day", celebrated on January 6 in some Spanish-speaking countriesRate it:

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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.Rate it:

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fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).Rate it:

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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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fuck you, Jack, I'm alrightA phrase used to epitomize arrogance and selfishness, with total disregard towards others.Rate it:

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game overA message usually signaling that the player failed a computer or video game, for example by losing all of their lives, although the phrase sometimes follows the score after successful completion of a game.Rate it:

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get to first baseTo get as far as the first phrase or milestone of a goal.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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Gloire à toi, SeigneurPhrase liturgique, que les fidèles prononcent en particulier lors de la lecture des Évangiles.Rate it:

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Gloria in excelsis DeoPhrase liturgique, littéralement « Gloire à Dieu au plus haut ».Rate it:

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go get 'emA phrase of encouragementRate it:

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goldene hochzeitIt's a German phrase that literally translates to "Golden Wedding", but means that 50th anniversary of someone's wedding.Rate it:

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gottle o' geerImitating a ventriloquist's attempt at "bottle of beer", a phrase traditionally supposed to be difficult for ventriloquists to say.Rate it:

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gute BesserungGet well soon, a phrase indicating hope that the listener recovers from physical illness.Rate it:

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hang your hat on thatAssume or take credit for an idea, suggestion, phrase, development, creation, invention, proclamation, prediction, accomplishment, result, acceptance at large for your creation, art.performance et al:Rate it:

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have a screw looseA phrase meaning that the subject is insane or irrational.Rate it:

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honest injunA phrase used to emphasize the truth of something.Rate it:

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Houston, we have a problemA phrase used to indicate a major problem; often humorously used for reporting any kind of problem.Rate it:

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how do i get to carnegie hallA set phrase, spoken as a rhetorical question, which is answered "Practice, practice, practice!" or sometimes with the humorous literal directions to Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th.Rate it:

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how do you say...in EnglishCommon phrase used to ask how to express an idea or translate a word, often in a foreign language.Rate it:

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huckleberryA small amount, as in the phrase huckleberry above a persimmon.Rate it:

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I approve this messagea phrase said by candidates for federal office to show their consent to comply with the elective law passed in 2002.Rate it:

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I approve this messagea phrase said after or before one makes a declaration to attach a mock solemnity to a strongly held beliefRate it:

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I beg your pardonA phrase used to request something, for example if a statement was not heard.Rate it:

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I beg your pardonA phrase used to express an apology for an action.Rate it:

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I beg your pardonA phrase used to ask for clarification of something said if it is unexpected, odd or seen as rude without contextRate it:

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I can waitA response to can't wait that negates the phrase.Rate it:

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I doA traditional phrase said upon acceptance of marriage.Rate it:

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I don't knowA phrase used in response to a question or command in which the target person does not know the answer to or how to respond.Rate it:

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I know you are but what am IAssertion that an insult made by the party to whom the phrase is directed is actually true of that party, and not of the person using the phrase. Usually considered to be a playground taunt.Rate it:

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I spy with my little eyeThe phrase used in the guessing game I spy.Rate it:

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I told you soA phrase used to remind someone that they were already warned that a certain event would happen.Rate it:

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I'll be blowedA set phrase used to express amazement and surprise.Rate it:

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if I were youA phrase said to introduce advice, i.e. to express what one would do in the interlocutor's situation.Rate it:

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if looks could killA phrase said upon catching sight of someone's giving you a particularly nasty look of discontent or disapproval.Rate it:

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il est interdit d’interdireUn exemple des contradictions auxquelles on aboutit dans une phrase autoréférentielle. En effet, s’il est « interdit d’interdire », alors en toute rigueur, il est interdit d’interdire d’interdire.Rate it:

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il ne manquait plus que çaPhrase exclamative utilisée pour exprimer son exaspération face à une mauvaise nouvelle qui vient s’ajouter à d'autres soucis préexistants.Rate it:

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ils vécurent heureux et eurent beaucoup d’enfantsPhrase de conclusion convenue et archétypique de nombreux contes pour enfants se terminant par le mariage du protagoniste. Note : il existe de nombreuses variantes, ce modèle n’étant pas figé.Rate it:

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it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:

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