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let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:

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let's be having youExpression to encourage someone to hurry up and move somewhere.Rate it:

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lick into shapeTo exert considerable effort to change something or someone into a desired state.Rate it:

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lick the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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lie withto have sex, sexual relations with someoneRate it:

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like speaking to a brick walla saying used of the difficulty of talking to someone who is not listeningRate it:

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link whoreSomeone who goes to great lengths to get other people to link to his/her website or blog.Rate it:

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link whoringThe practice of going out of one's way to place links to one's website on someone else's webpage.Rate it:

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liquor upTo cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.Rate it:

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live oneSomeone who is easily fooled, victimized, or ridiculed.Rate it:

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live oneSomeone who is eccentric, nonconformist, or otherwise peculiar.Rate it:

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long forTo miss someoneRate it:

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long ways, long liesSomeone who comes back from a far-off country can tell lies without fear of being contradicted.Rate it:

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look at the winter trees, cold-hearted; cruel; apathetically ignorant.The 'winter trees' are my family, and they are exactly as I have described.Rate it:

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look daggersTo stare sharply at someone to indicate disapproval without actually speaking.Rate it:

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look for a dog to kickTo seek someone or something to blame.Rate it:

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look on asTo treat someone in a particular role; to consider someone in a particular way.Rate it:

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look throughTo pretend not to see something or someone who is clearly visibleRate it:

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look what the cat's dragged inUsed as an ironic acknowledgement of someone's arrival, especially to imply that they are unwelcome or disagreeable in some way.Rate it:

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look who's talkingused when someone receives criticism for something by someone else who is guilty of the same thingRate it:

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loosen the apron stringsTo allow greater freedom (to someone); to relax control of (someone)Rate it:

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lose oneself into be deeply occupied, focused or absorbed in someone or somethingRate it:

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lose touchTo cease to be familiar with someone or something or to cease to communicate or have contact.Rate it:

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louse aroundTo slack off; be lazy; be a "parasite" to someone/something.Rate it:

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lower the boom onTo punish someone.Rate it:

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lucky devilsomeone with astounding good luck.Rate it:

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lucky dogsomeone with astounding good luck.Rate it:

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lying through your teethA repulsive, indictment and accusation as to someone's statements or assertions. It smacks of a strong objection to the veracity of verbiage of another. Usage will enhance degradation and destroy any amicability.Rate it:

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made of sterner stuffstrong and determined (especially more so than someone else, to whom one is being compared).Rate it:

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make a better door than a windowTo obstruct someone's view, especially as a result of thoughtlessness.Rate it:

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make a monkey out ofTo cause a person, organization, or action to appear foolish or inferior; to subject someone or something to ridicule..Rate it:

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make an ass ofTo cause (someone) to seem foolish.Rate it:

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make an example ofTo punish someone so as to be a warning to others.Rate it:

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make it up toto pay back, to return someone a previous good deed.Rate it:

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make wayan instruction to get out of the way of someone else, usually because they are carrying something and need a clear pathway. Compare with gangway.Rate it:

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man of one's wordSomeone who sticks to their promisesRate it:

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mark down asTo come to a conclusion about someone or something; to make a note of one's conclusion about someone or something.Rate it:

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marry offto force someone to get married, usually a relative.Rate it:

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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their deathRate it:

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may the force be with youUsed to wish someone luck with a difficult endeavor.Rate it:

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may the Force not be with youUsed to wish someone bad luck.Rate it:

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me threeUsed to express agreement, after someone has already said "me too".Rate it:

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meal ticketSomeone or something that provides income or livelihood, especially as an exploited source.Rate it:

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meet withTo have a meeting with (someone).Rate it:

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mere mortalAn ordinary person; Someone without special abilities or status.Rate it:

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Miller of DeeSomeone who lives independently and unattached to others, especially for selfish reasons.Rate it:

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Monday-morning quarterbackSomeone who criticizes from hindsight.Rate it:

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move the goalpostsTo alter the agreed basis, scope, standards or target of a procedure or task during its course, especially to do so to someone's advantage.Rate it:

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mover and shakerSomeone who has power and influence in some field or activity.Rate it:

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name afterTo intentionally give someone or something the same name or a derivation of the same name as another person, place, or thing.Rate it:

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