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take a leaf out of someone's bookTo adopt an idea or practice of another person.Rate it:

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take a shine to someonetake a shine to someoneRate it:

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take one's tongue out of someone's assTo stop flattering someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion.Rate it:

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take someone to the graveTo kill someone; to cause someone's death.Rate it:

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take someone's head offTo berate.Rate it:

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take someone's pointTo agree with what a person says; to understand a person's argument and be persuaded by it.Rate it:

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take someone's pointTo grasp the essential meaning of what a person is saying.Rate it:

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take someone's word for itTo believe what someone claims.Rate it:

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take the wind out of someone's sailsTo discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue.Rate it:

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talk over someone's headTo communicate something beyond the level of comprehension of the target.Rate it:

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talk someone into somethingTo persuade someone to do something by talking to them.Rate it:

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talk someone under the tableTo bore (someone) with excessive talk.Rate it:

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talk someone's ear offTo talk excessively or far more than is wanted or appreciated.Rate it:

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tan someone's hideTo beat or spank someone.Rate it:

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target someoneTo select or spot a particular individual for deleterious action, select as a subject for specific reason, or harm. Choose an individual for membership, advertising agenda, positive or negative onslaughts.Rate it:

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teach someone a lessonTo punish someone.Rate it:

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tear a strip off someoneTo scold vigorously.Rate it:

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tell someone where to shove itUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see tell,‎ someone,‎ where,‎ shove,‎ it.Rate it:

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tell someone where to shove itTo express extreme anger, disgust, or hatred toward someone.Rate it:

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the ball is in someone's courtIt is someone's turn to do something; often making a decision.Rate it:

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the joke is on someoneThe person who made the joke himself became the subject of a joke.Rate it:

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the joke's on someoneUsed to point out that someone tried to say something smart but it came out foolish.Rate it:

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this is someoneThis is what said or did; used in recounting events, etc.Rate it:

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thorn in someone's sideA persistent annoyance.Rate it:

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throw someone a curveUsed other than as an idiom: To pitch a curve ball.Rate it:

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throw someone a curveTo surprise; to introduce something unexpected or requiring a quick reaction or correction.Rate it:

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tickle someone's funny boneTo amuse; to strike somebody as funny.Rate it:

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tickle someone's pickleTo amuse or astonish someone.Rate it:

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tickle someone's pickleTo stimulate someone's penis sexually.Rate it:

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tie someone's handsTo render one powerless to act, to thwart someone.Rate it:

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touch the hem of someone's garmentTo give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone; to draw strength or comfort from someone who is superior.Rate it:

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try to get someone 'off'Plead for leniency, assume an advocacy position, request to be excused, ask to have the misdemeanor overlooked.Rate it:

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turn someone's crankTo arouse a person's interest or passion; to excite someone.Rate it:

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turn someone's headTo influence someone in a manner that significantly changes his or her behavior.Rate it:

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turn someone's headTo attract someone's romantic interest.Rate it:

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twist someone's armTo coerce, force, or cajole.Rate it:

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twist someone's ballsto annoyRate it:

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up someone's alleyMatching a person's interests or abilities well.Rate it:

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up someone's streetperfectly suitable to someone; matching someone's interests and abilities.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot, and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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walk a mile in someone's shoesTo experience what someone has experienced.Rate it:

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what someone saidUsed to indicate agreement, as if one would have wanted to say what a previous speaker has said, without change or qualificationRate it:

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what was someone smokingUsed to express surprise about someone's uncharacteristic or whacky, offbeat past actions.Rate it:

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what was someone thinkingUsed to express disappointment about someone's uncharacteristic or abnormal past actions.Rate it:

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who are you and what have you done with someoneSaid to express surprise due to a perceived drastic change of behaviour of a person.Rate it:

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why don't you pick on someone your own sizeSaid to make someone cease harassing or bullying someone else.Rate it:

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wipe someone's eyeTo defeat; to defeat humiliatingly.Rate it:

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words fail someoneOf a person: to be incapable of describing something with words, especially due to fear, shock, or surprise.Rate it:

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work someone's arse offAlternative form of work someone's ass off.Rate it:

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