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because you touch yourself at nightUsed to humourously deflect a request for a reason.Rate it:

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"i won because my coach didn't give up."CoachRate it:

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because is whySynonym of because reasonsRate it:

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because reasonsUsed to avoid specifying the reasons for something, perhaps because specifying them would be tangential to the point at hand, or perhaps because they are not sound or are not known to the speaker.Rate it:

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i never thought about giving up, because i never participated in a competition that i couldn't win.CompetitionRate it:

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tough times never last because if you believe you can be tougherTough times don’t last if you believeRate it:

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for the hell of itFor no particular reason, just because it is fun, entertaining; for to relieve boredom.Rate it:

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from the East German judgeUsed for comedic effect with an imaginary score in a competition because of the reputation of East German judges for giving low scores to non-East Germans.Rate it:

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in one's pocketSubject to one's whims because of bribery.Rate it:

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like giving away ice in the winter!I was "googlingi" this phrase that I heard on TV today (9/4/2020) because I've never heard it before! I believe it has a similar meaning as: "Like selling ice to Eskimos"Rate it:

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opinio juris sive necessitatisThe principle of International Law where states believe or accept that a practice exists and must be followed because of a rule of Law requiring it, to the extent that it becomes part of the body of norms known as international Customary Law. See the Lotus CaseRate it:

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pussy outto fail to do something because of cowardiceRate it:

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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.Rate it:

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snap upTo buy quickly, usually because the item is a bargain or in short supply or something one has been searching for.Rate it:

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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.Rate it:

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you are awesome that's why i blossomץYou are an amazing person because of which my life blooms. Means your awesomeness make me feel like I am a blossoming flower.Rate it:

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chicken outBack-out of an activity because of fear or other mindless reason. Refuse to keep your word.Rate it:

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guilt was etched deeply into his/her faceSomeone can see that you are guilty because of the expression on your faceRate it:

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break upOf a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.Rate it:

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Catch-22A difficult situation from which there is no escape because it involves mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.Rate it:

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doss downTo sleep on someone's sofa or floor because there is no bed spare.Rate it:

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karma cultureA form of internalized social anxiety that sharing content will result in embarrassment, whether because the content does not receive enough appreciation, or fear they will not have enough clout to influence.Rate it:

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owing tobecause ofRate it:

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run off withTo leave with someone with the intention of living with them or marrying them. Usually in secret because other people think it is wrong.Rate it:

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touch a nerveTo make a remark or perform a deed which produces a strong response, especially an emotional response such as anxiety or annoyance, because it calls to mind something which has been a source of concern or embarrassment.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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nice guys finish lastPeople who are decent, friendly, and agreeable tend to be unsuccessful because they are outmaneuvered or overwhelmed by others who are not so decent, friendly, or agreeable.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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choke upTo lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc.Rate it:

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Mexican breakfastA breakfast consisting of a cigarette and a glass of water, supposedly because that is all Mexicans can afford.Rate it:

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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.Rate it:

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a real knock out!A very attractive woman. So deemed because her attractiveness is so stunning that it can (figuratively) knock you out.Rate it:

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adopt a positive agendaThousands of successful individuals maintain their goals have been achieved mainly because of their positive attitudes in all challenging projects and situations.Rate it:

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after you, AlphonseAn exchange indicating excessive formality or effort at politeness, particularly where two people each refuse to go forward because each insists on allowing the other to go forward first.Rate it:

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any press is good pressBeing mentioned in the media is beneficial to the subject because it gets publicity.Rate it:

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april showers bring may flowersApril, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.Rate it:

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as hungry as a hunterTo be very hungry. Hunters are presumed to be hungry because of the (often lengthy) time taken in order to catch their quarry.Rate it:

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being thatsince or because.Rate it:

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blink-and-you-miss-itBarely visible because gone too quickly.Rate it:

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box your earsA Threat of Violence To { child or youth ] because of a minor infraction.Rate it:

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bright shiny objectAn item that attracts a great deal of attention because of its superficial characteristics.Rate it:

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by virtue ofBecause of; on the grounds of; by reason of; due to; based on.Rate it:

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c'est un homme comme il en faudrait beaucoupI wish more men were like him (because of his straightforward or courageous nature).Rate it:

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call an audibleTo change plans at the last minute because of information that is recently revealed.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA habitually combative attitude, usually because of a harboured grievance, sense of inferiority, or having something to prove.Rate it:

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circular firing squadA political party or other group experiencing considerable disarray because the members are engaging in internal disputes and mutual recrimination.Rate it:

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deliver the message to garciaProgrammers are consistently dehumanized because so many do indeed deliver the message to Garcia only to be at best ignored.Rate it:

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die the way one livedTo die because of or after doing something characteristic of the interlocutor.Rate it:

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do you kiss your mother with that mouth?Alternative, longer form of "you kiss your mother with that mouth?"; typically said after and because someone cursedRate it:

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