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parade passed someone bySomeone missed out on the joys of life, an opportunity, or popular movementRate it:

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parade passed someone bySomeone no longer has what it takes to remain competetive and thus has no future in a particular role.Rate it:

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pee in someone's cornflakesAlternative form of piss in someone's cornflakesRate it:

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pick someone's brainTo seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.Rate it:

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pick up what someone is putting downTo understand, pay attention to, or learn from what someone says or does.Rate it:

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piss in someone's cornflakesTo disappoint or irritate someone.Rate it:

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piss on someone's bonfireto disappoint or discourage someone by ruining or criticising their plans or aspirations.Rate it:

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play into someone's handsTo act, or to manage matters, to someone's advantage or benefit.Rate it:

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play someone like a fiddleSkilfully.Rate it:

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poke someone's eye outTo damage or harm someone's eye to the point that it can no longer see.Rate it:

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pop a cap in someone's assTo shoot someone with a gun.Rate it:

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pop someone's cherryTo deflower someone.Rate it:

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pull someone down a pegTo lower someone's high self-opinion.Rate it:

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pull the rug out from under someoneTo suddenly remove support from someone.Rate it:

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pull the wool over someone's eyesTo deceive (someone).Rate it:

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pump someone's tiresTo praise, encourage, or vigorously support someone.Rate it:

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punch someone's lights outTo give someone a serious beating using one's fists; to punch someone until he or she is unconscious.Rate it:

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push someone's buttonsTo do specific things to anger someone (less commonly, sexually arouse or otherwise elicit a strong reaction), especially intentionally or maliciously.Rate it:

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put hair on someone's chestTo make a person (especially a male) stronger or more masculine or mature.Rate it:

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put one past someoneTo deceive, trick, or fool, especially by concealing something.Rate it:

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put oneself in someone's shoesTo try to look at a situation from a different point of view; as if one were the other person. To empathise.Rate it:

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put someone down asTo assume someone has a particular character from very little information.Rate it:

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put someone in his placeRemind someone of his or her position.Rate it:

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put someone in his placeTo bring somebody down; to humble or rebuke.Rate it:

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put someone in mind ofTo remind someone of; to inspire a mental image or awareness of; to cause thoughts concerning.Rate it:

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put someone in their placeTo remind someone of his position.Rate it:

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put someone in their placeTo bring somebody down; to humble or rebuke.Rate it:

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put someone underTo anesthetize someone or render them unconscious through the use of narcotic substances, usually either alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs.Rate it:

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put someone's back upTo annoy someone deliberately.Rate it:

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put someone's lights outTo cause someone to become unconscious, especially by striking him or her.Rate it:

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put words in someone's mouthTo say or imply that someone has said something which he or she did not precisely or directly say.Rate it:

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put words in someone's mouthTo encourage or induce someone to appear to assert something by asking a leading question or by otherwise manipulating him or her.Rate it:

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putty in someone's handsOne who is readily manipulated or controlled by another person.Rate it:

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rain on someone's paradeTo disappoint or discourage someone.Rate it:

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raise someone's hacklesTo anger someone.Rate it:

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raise someone's shagTo anger or annoy someone.Rate it:

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rattle someone's cageTo demand attention; to nag, nudge, or remind.Rate it:

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read someone the riot actTo scold or berate somebody; to reprimand.Rate it:

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read someone's lipsTo discern what someone is saying by watching the shape of the mouth rather than by hearing the sounds of the words.Rate it:

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read someone's lipsTo pay close attention (often imperative).Rate it:

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read someone's mindTo guess or deduce what someone is thinking.Rate it:

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reduce someone to tearsTo cause to cryRate it:

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ride someone's assto find fault with someone, to constantly criticiseRate it:

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ring someone's bellTo physically traumatize someone with a strong blow, especially a concussive blow to the head.Rate it:

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rub salt in someone's woundsTo make a painful situation even worse (even with the best of intentions).Rate it:

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rub someone the wrong wayTo bother, disturb, irritate, or annoy.Rate it:

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run someone raggedTo exhaust; to demand excessive effort or work from somebody.Rate it:

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save someone's baconTo save someone's life.Rate it:

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save someone's skinTo save someone's life.Rate it:

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save someone's skinto prevent an undesirable occurrenceRate it:

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