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a brand new meOne can forge a complete new outlook, launch a personal renaissance by enrolling in self improvement courses or agendas.Rate it:
a 'lotta baloney'Depression Expression judging a statement, assertion or a description as being much similar as slices of 'bologna':Rate it:
a bad carpenter blames his toolsAlternative form of a bad workman always blames his tools.Rate it:
a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:
a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:
a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:
a bean counterOne whom keeps track of minute details. One whom counts trivialities and overlooks the major items of the moment.Rate it:
a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:
a bird of ill-omenSomeone who is always delivering bad news, or bringing bad luck.Rate it:
a bird of passageSomeone who never stays long in one place; a wanderer, like a swallow which migrates according to season.Rate it:
a bit iffyTo experience concern, reflect nervousness, have misgivings, expect possible dire results.Rate it:
a bit muchMore than is reasonable.Rate it:
a bleeding heartA bleeding hearts represents an individual whom forgives readily, overlooks irrationality, readily overlooks whiners.Rate it:
a blessing and a curseSomething that is both a benefit and a burden, or that may seem initially beneficial but also brings unforeseen negative consequencesRate it:
a boon and a baneSomething that is both a benefit and an affliction.Rate it:
a boon or a baneSomething that can be either a benefit or an affliction.Rate it:
a breezesomething that's really easy and simple.Rate it:
a bridge too farA step or action that is too ambitious; an act of overreaching.Rate it:
a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:
a camel is a horse designed by a committeeAn expression critical of committeesRate it:
a camel is a horse made by a committeeAlternative form of a camel is a horse designed by a committee.Rate it:
a carpet-baggerA candidate for election who has no roots or interest in the constituency he wishes to represent. The original meaning was a Unionist financier or adventurer who exploited the cheap labour in the American South after the Civil War. The carpet bags carried by these adventurers were made of carpet material.Rate it:
a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer, Rate it:
a cat in gloves catches no miceOne cannot get what one wants by being cautious, one must use aggression to get it.Rate it:
a cat may look at a kingEven a purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superiorRate it:
a cauliflower earAn ear that has been permanently swollen and disfigured as a result of being repeatedly struck. Often a feature of a veteran boxer or rugby player.Rate it:
a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:
a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:
a cloud of uncertaintySuspicion as to the reliability, dependability, or trustworthiness. Usually a doubt surfacing as a result of ominous circumstances.Rate it:
a codpiece for the something or someonean exaggerated show of protecting the little bits while ignoring the whole.Rate it:
a cold day in hellAn event that will never happen.Rate it:
a cold day in JulyThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:
a cut aboveSuperior to; of a higher quality than.Rate it:
a cut belowInferior to; of a lower quality than.Rate it:
a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:Rate it:
a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:
a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:
a different ballparkSomething totally unrelated or of a vastly different scale or scope.Rate it:
a dime a dozensomething very plentiful, common, and therefore, inexpensive.Rate it:
a dime's worthAn insignificant amount.Rate it:
a drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:
a drop in the oceanA drop in the bucket.Rate it:
a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:
a fair seasonA right timeRate it:
a few bulbs short of a chandelierDim-witted, not too bright. The "of" is included optionally.Rate it:
a few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:
a fly by nightUnreliable or untrustworthy, especially in business or financial matters.Rate it:
a fly in the ointmentsomething that creates or introduces an impedimentRate it:
a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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