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bless someone's heartUsed to express gratitude.Rate it:

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bless someone's heartUsed to soften criticism or express pity.. )Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blow someone's coverTo reveal that someone's behavior, situation, or identity has been fabricated or deliberately misrepresented for an ulterior motive.Rate it:

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blow someone's coverTo reveal that one has fabricated or deliberately misrepresented one's own behavior, situation, or identity for an ulterior motive.Rate it:

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blow someone's mindTo astonish someone, to flabbergast someone.Rate it:

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blow up someone's phoneTo call or text someone constantly.Rate it:

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box someone's earsTo slap someone on the side of the head, usually as an informal punishment.Rate it:

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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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broaden someone's horizonsTo increase someone's interests, skills, or experiences beyond their current range.Rate it:

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burst someone's bubbleTo disillusion; to disabuse someone of a false notion or rationalization that has grown comfortable.Rate it:

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bust a cap in someone's assAlternative form of pop a cap in someone's ass.Rate it:

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butter will not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter won't melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter would not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person appears to be benign, mild-mannered, or calm.Rate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person is prim and proper, standoffish, cool, or dispassionate.Rate it:

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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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catch someone nappingTo take advantage of someone's inattention.Rate it:

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catch someone red-handedTo discover or capture someone in the act of committing a crime.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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catch someone's eyeTo capture someone's attention.Rate it:

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

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Citations:give someone what for2007, Wilbur Smith, The Sound of Thunder, p. 135:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2002, Joss Whedon, "The Ballad of Jayne Cobb" in "Jaynestown", Firefly.Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for2000, Ngaio Marsh, Photo Finish, p. 187:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1999, Emile Zola, Roger Pearson, La Bete Humaine, p. 162:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1994, Jerry Blunt, Stage Dialects, p. 72:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1993, Xiaoxiaosheng, David Tod Roy, The Plum in the Golden Vase, Or, Chin Pʻing Mei: The Rivals, p. 60:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1991, Julie Garwood, The Bride, p. 239:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1980, Rebecca West, The Thinking Reed, p. 80:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1972, Gerald Durrell, Catch Me a Colobus, p. 71:Rate it:

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Citations:give someone what for1912, Edward Burke, Bachelor's Buttons: The Candid Confessions of a Shy Bachelor, p. 133:Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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clip someone's wingsTo restrict someone's freedomRate it:

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come to someone's aidTo assist and rescue someone.Rate it:

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come to someone's rescueTo rescue (or save) someone from further harmRate it:

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cover someone's assTo make preparations or take precautions to ensure that a person is not blamed or punished for his or her conduct.Rate it:

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cramp someone's styleTo restrict someone's free actions, or to give the impression of such.Rate it:

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cross someone's palmTo give money to a person, especially as a bribe or as an inducement to perform a service.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo weep profusely or excessively in the presence of another person.Rate it:

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curl someone's hairTo frighten, dismay, or excite someone thoroughly .Rate it:

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cut someone looseTo let someone go from something, such as a position, relationship, or obligation.Rate it:

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do someone a frightenTo frighten someone, especially a dogRate it:

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do someone dirtyTo deliberately treat someone in an unfair or harmful manner.Rate it:

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