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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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do someone proudTo cause someone to feel pride, admiration, or satisfaction.Rate it:

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do someone's head inTo frustrate, irritate or disturb someone.Rate it:

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does someone look likeUsed if the interlocutor seems to believe something inaccurate about; this question serves to free someone of a misconception.Rate it:

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drive someone crazyto cause insanity onto someoneRate it:

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drive someone crazyto annoy or irritateRate it:

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drive someone crazyto cause to be infatuatedRate it:

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drive someone up the wallTo make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.Rate it:

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drop someone a lineWrite and send (someone) a note or telegram.Rate it:

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eat out of someone's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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eat someone aliveTo overwhelm or consume.Rate it:

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eat someone aliveTo criticize harshly or rebuke strongly.Rate it:

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eat someone aliveTo bite repeatedly.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeC. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.Rate it:

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eat someone's dustTo be outrun.Rate it:

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eat someone's dustTo get one to be on a losing end.Rate it:

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eat someone's lunchTo defeat or best thoroughly; to make short work of.Rate it:

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