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under erasureOf a bit of text, written and strickenthrough; hence, figuratively in some sense both present and absent.added by anonymous
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try it onTo try to start a sexual relationship.added by anonymous
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try it onTo test someone to see how much bad behaviour they will tolerate; to try to deceive someone to see how gullible they are.added by anonymous
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trailer niggerA white person, especially poorly-educated or of low social status.added by anonymous
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tooth-and-nailviciously, violentlyadded by anonymous
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tooth-and-nailvicious; violent; full of strength and poweradded by anonymous
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through the millbadly treated, abusedadded by anonymous
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the length of the Flemington straightA long way, a great distance, a large gap, a lot.added by anonymous
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the devil is a liarA general expression of distrust, particularly implying that another person is attempting to deceive the speaker, or that a situation is not, or can not be, as it appears.added by anonymous
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stick to one's textTo limit one's focus to the matter at hand, or the primary subject at issue; to avoid diversion.added by anonymous
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sleight of handAny form of skillful deception.added by anonymous
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sleight of handA performance of such skill.added by anonymous
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sleight of handThe required digital dexterity behind magic tricks and illusions.added by anonymous
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sick at heartDespairing, distressed, or anxious.added by anonymous
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sell the passTo betray one's comrades or countrymen; to betray a cause.added by anonymous
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scare the pants offTo scare or startle someone thoroughly.added by anonymous
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run to earthto find someone or something after a long and difficult searchadded by anonymous
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rub one's hands togetherTo eagerly anticipate an activity.added by anonymous
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rarer than hens' teethExtremely rareadded by anonymous
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put in the groundto buryadded by anonymous
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put in the groundto killadded by anonymous
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put foot to assTo beat the shit out of someone or something; whoop assadded by anonymous
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put a gun to someone's headTo compel someone; to create a situation in which someone has no alternative course of action.added by anonymous
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pull the rug out from underTo suddenly remove support fromadded by anonymous
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play the man and not the ballTo object to someone's argument by attacking them or a facet of their personality instead of the argument itself; to make an ad hominem attack.added by anonymous
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play the man and not the ballTo attack an opponent instead of attacking the ball, which is usually being controlled by the attacked player at the time.added by anonymous
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play the ball and not the manTo object to someone's argument by attacking the argument itself instead of them or a facet of their personality; to avoid or make the opposite of an ad hominem attack. Usually considered a positive action, and an avoidance of a fallacious argumentative technique. Often used in comparison to play the man and not the ball.added by anonymous
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play the ball and not the manTo attack the ball instead of an opponent who is usually controlling the ball. Often considered a positive action, and sometimes a requirement not to concede a penalty.added by anonymous
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piss onTo show complete contempt for someone or something.added by anonymous
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pie-in-the-skyOf a dream unlikely to ever come true; impractical, unrealizable.added by anonymous
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pie-in-the-skyLacking reality and serviceability.added by anonymous
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picture-perfectPerfect in appearance as with the subjects in paintings or photographs, without the common imperfections of real life.added by anonymous
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peel the onionTo investigate a matter more deeply, usually step by step, each step leading to a new discovery.added by anonymous
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painful on the eyesUgly, disagreeable to look at.added by anonymous
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often wrong, never in doubtHaving overconfidence in one's opinions that is impervious to failure.added by anonymous
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no-frillsbasic or simple; providing only what is necessary, without anything extra or fancyadded by anonymous
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no guts, no glorySuccess will not be achieved without hard work and struggle.added by anonymous
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no fun at partiesboring or pedanticadded by anonymous
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monkey run^ Residents cock-a-hoop after winning fight to keep saucy underpass nameThe Yorkshire Post, 2006-03-11.added by anonymous
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monkey runA place where people congregate or promenade to find a boyfriend or girlfriend.added by anonymous
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missing stairA member of a community who is widely but privately known within that community for abusiveness or other harmful behavior that has not been addressed.added by anonymous
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might as wellUsed to reluctantly express that there is no better alternative to do than do a certain actionadded by anonymous
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meant tosupposed to, obliged to, ought toadded by anonymous
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may as wellUsed to reluctantly express that there is no better alternative to do than do a certain actionadded by anonymous
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make the weatherTo be extraordinarily effective, especially when in a position of authority.added by anonymous
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make one's bonesTo establish one's bona fides; to establish status and respect.added by anonymous
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make one's bonesTo commit a murder in order to be respected in a criminal gang.added by anonymous
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lucky starSomething that appears to give a person luckadded by anonymous
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legend in one's own lifetimeOne who achieves great fame while alive.added by anonymous
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left turnUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see left, turn.added by anonymous
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