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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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are you blindUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see are,‎ you,‎ blind.Rate it:

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funny manUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see funny,‎ man.Rate it:

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money creates loveWhen you are in state of success in every aspect of you life meaning that one success brings the other like a dominoRate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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чуть-чуть не считаетсяUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see чуть-чуть, не, считаться.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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e pluribus unumA national motto of the United States of America, meaning "From many, one", or "out of many, one", referring to the integration of 13 independent colonies into one country, and that has taken an additional meaning, giving the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration.Rate it:

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half-bakedUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: Partially cooked by heating in an oven.Rate it:

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yank someone's chainUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see yank,‎ chain.Rate it:

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pierce the veilTo see through an illusion or find a hidden meaning, to see the truth within a lie.Rate it:

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between scylla and charybdisSimilar in meaning to between a rock and a hard place.Rate it:

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butter faceUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see butter,‎ face.Rate it:

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nine times out of tenUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see nine,‎ times,‎ out of,‎ ten.Rate it:

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age outUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see age,‎ out.Rate it:

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bit in the biten of lakeIt means that a person is in a serious mood where he is not thinking for the serious matter. Its proper meaning is "serious"Rate it:

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fuck y'allUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see fuck,‎ y'all.Rate it:

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à contresensContrary to the meaning; In the wrong way.Rate it:

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a fila andaUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see a, fila, anda.Rate it:

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agree withUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see agree,‎ with.Rate it:

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aí temUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see aí, tem.Rate it:

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aim toUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see aim,‎ to.Rate it:

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all dressedused in reference to (ordering) or eating a pizza with "everything", meaning all toppings (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) on itRate it:

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all sixes and ninesIn a state of confusion in which everything takes on an opposite meaningRate it:

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all thereUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see all,‎ there.Rate it:

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answer toUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see answer,‎ to.Rate it:

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argue downUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see argue,‎ down.Rate it:

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as inUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see as,‎ in.Rate it:

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até maisUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see até, mais.Rate it:

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bad actorUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see bad,‎ actor.Rate it:

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behind the bitAn equestrian term, meaning that the horse is evading the bit.Rate it:

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believe meUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see believe,‎ me.Rate it:

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big shopUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see big,‎ shop.Rate it:

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bitch goddessUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see bitch,‎ goddess.Rate it:

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blindAn 1800s baseball term meaning no score.Rate it:

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blue-eyedUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see blue,‎ eye,‎ -ed.Rate it:

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blue-eyed boyUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see blue,‎ eyed,‎ boy.Rate it:

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bone in her teethUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see bone,‎ in,‎ her,‎ teeth.Rate it:

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break one's backUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see break,‎ back.Rate it:

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Buckley's and noneA supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.Rate it:

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ça marcheUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see ça,‎ marche.Rate it:

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cargo-200the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Soviet and modern Russian military. In its official meaning, Cargo 200 refers to bodies contained in zinc-lined coffins, but in military context this code word can be used for dead bodies as they are transported from the battlefield.Rate it:

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catch someone's driftTo understand the meaning or implications of someone’s pronouncement.Rate it:

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clothes don't make the manAn aphorism meaning that you cannot judge a person solely by his appearance. Usually pertains to men.Rate it:

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come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

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come togetherUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: to come together. To meet. To arrive at a destination with someone after having travelled there with each other. To achieve orgasm at the same time.Rate it:

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come withUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see come,‎ with.Rate it:

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como é que éUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see como, é, que, é.Rate it:

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crash togetherUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see crash,‎ together.Rate it:

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cut throughUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see cut,‎ through.Rate it:

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