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keep someone in the loopTo furnish someone with sufficient relevant information and include them in the decision-making process.Rate it:

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keep someone on a leashSetting unreasonable time constraints, requiring excessive reporting of actions, projecting an expanded and ridiculously contrived schedule of tasks.Rate it:

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keep someone on iceto keep someone uninformed or uncontactedRate it:

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keep someone postedTo inform (someone) regularly of the latest developments.Rate it:

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kick someone when they are downTo make it worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.Rate it:

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kiss someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion to gain their favorRate it:

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kiss someone's ringTo give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone.Rate it:

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knock someone off his perchTo defeat or overcome someone who was in a dominant position.Rate it:

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knock someone's block offTo strike a person in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, especially in an unconscious condition; to beat up a person.Rate it:

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knock someone's socks offTo impress greatly; amaze; stun.Rate it:

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know someoneTo have personal or social connections.Rate it:

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know someone from a can of paintSynonym of know someone from AdamRate it:

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know someone from AdamTo know or recognise someone at all.Rate it:

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know someone in the biblical senseTo have sex with someone.Rate it:

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lead someone down the garden pathTo deceive, hoodwink.Rate it:

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leave someone high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the babyTo abandon someone and put them in a position where they must take the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving them holding the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo remove the value from an article or arrangement and leave somebody holding the empty (or valueless) container.Rate it:

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leave someone in the lurchTo abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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let someone down gentlyTo reject or refuse someone in a way that avoids causing hurt or disappointment.Rate it:

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let someone goTo dismiss someone from an employment position or a relationship.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo verbally assail someone.Rate it:

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let someone in onTo disclose information to someone; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information.Rate it:

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lick someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinionRate it:

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lick someone's assUsed other than as an idiom. to perform anilingus on someoneRate it:

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lick someone's ballsTo act in a subservient manner; to suck up to.Rate it:

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lift someone's spiritsto cause someone to be cheerful or euphoric.Rate it:

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lighten someone's purseto take money from someone.Rate it:

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make someone a happy pandato make someone happy and contentRate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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make someone's blood run coldTo cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.Rate it:

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make someone's dayTo make someone happy or to be a source of satisfaction.Rate it:

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make someone's ears sadTo displease the ears of someone; to cause someone to hear music or sounds that are not to their liking.Rate it:

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make someone's jaw dropTo cause someone to be surprised or alarmed.Rate it:

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make someone's skin crawlTo disturb or bother; to frighten or disgust.Rate it:

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make someone's teeth itchTo bother or unsettle a person; to put someone on edge.Rate it:

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more than someone has had hot dinnersA very large number.Rate it:

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music to someone's earsSome good news; a spoken expression or a sound which is pleasing; a welcome remark or information.Rate it:

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none of someone's businessA matter that someone is not entitled to be involved in or informed about.Rate it:

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not a bother on someoneSomeone is fine; all is well with someone.Rate it:

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not do someone any favorsTo reflect badly on or to hurt in some way.Rate it:

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not do someone any favoursAlternative form of not do someone any favorsRate it:

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not see someone for dustNot to see someone at all; implies hasty departure.Rate it:

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off with someone's headUsed to express a desire to kill the person in question.Rate it:

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on someone's accountFor someone's sake.Rate it:

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on someone's mindpreoccupying someone; present in someone's thoughtsRate it:

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one could be someone's parentSaid to emphasize age disparity of a couple, usually to express disapproval and imply the possibility of choosing a partner with closer age.Rate it:

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open someone's eyesTo become or be made aware of something that was not known or fully understood before.Rate it:

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