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necessity is the mother of inventionA person who is in great need of something will find a way to get it.Rate it:

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Necessity is the Mother of InventionDifficulty always inspires some solutions, a need or difficulty encourages the efforts towards the solutionRate it:

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necessity is the mother of innovationAlternative form of necessity is the mother of invention.Rate it:

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la nécessité est mère de l’inventionL’obligation de résoudre des problèmes ou de subvenir à des besoins pousse les humains à trouver des solutions nouvelles.Rate it:

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make a virtue of necessityC. 1595, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 4, sc.1.Rate it:

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make a virtue of necessityTo make the best of a difficult situation; to recast or portray an action or situation in which one has no alternatives as an action or situation which was deliberately chosen on its merits.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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like mother, like daughterA daughter will have traits similar to her mother upon reaching adulthood.Rate it:

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black over Bill's mother'sDescribing rain-bearing dark clouds on the horizon.Rate it:

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everybody and his motherA large assortment of people.Rate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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be motherTo pour out tea for others.Rate it:

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do you kiss your mother with that mouthAlternative form of you kiss your mother with that mouthRate it:

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everyone and his motherA large assortment of people.Rate it:

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everyone and their motherA large number of people; most people.Rate it:

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mother henA female chicken who bears eggs or chicks.Rate it:

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mother henAn outspoken and overprotective woman dealing with others' affairs.Rate it:

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mother lodeA large or rich vein of gold or of another precious mineral from which other branches extend.Rate it:

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mother lodeAny source of valuable or useful material.Rate it:

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mother of allUsed before a plural noun to form a compound noun having the sense of: the greatest or largest of its kind.Rate it:

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mother of all ....The largest oneRate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nachosMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us nine pumpkinsA mnemonic used to remember the order and names of the nine planets of the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.Rate it:

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my very educated mother just served us noodlesMercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Rate it:

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refrigerator motherAn emotionally frigid mother, who does not exhibit normal care or love for her child or children.Rate it:

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she could be his motherOne could be someone's parent, said of a woman older than a man.Rate it:

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sweet Mary mother of GodUsed to add emphasis, particularly by Catholics.Rate it:

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who's 'she', the cat's motherA rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to a woman as "she", instead of using her name or an appropriately respectful title.Rate it:

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who's 'she', the cat's mother%3fA rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to their mother, or any other woman in the third person, instead of using a properly respectful title or their name when appropriate.Rate it:

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who's 'she', the cat's mother?A rebuke especially directed towards children for having referred to their mother, or any other woman in the third person, instead of using a properly respectful title or their name when appropriate.Rate it:

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you kiss your mother with that mouthUsed to indicate that the other person's speech has become too obscene or vulgar.Rate it:

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your mother is a whoreYou are a person of poor character, based on your imputed descent from a mother of poor character, and an unknown father of poor character.Rate it:

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apron stringA symbol of the domestic ties binding a male to a female (as a husband to a wife or a son to a mother).Rate it:

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mama's baby, papa's maybeIt is easy to know the biological mother of a child, but difficult to be sure who the biological father is.Rate it:

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the girl said my condition is anatoriaWhen I leave my mother I get illRate it:

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kick offTo force the weaning of a bovine cow's calf by restricting the calf's access to its mother's udders. Used figuratively or literally.Rate it:

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by the wayHis mother will be coming for dinner tomorrow, and, by the way, she volunteered to bring dessert.Rate it:

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c’est bien l’enfant de sa mèreHe is the very image of his mother.Rate it:

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c’est de sa fabriqueThat is of his invention.Rate it:

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c’est un cas de force majeureIt is a case of absolute necessity; It is an utter impossibility.Rate it:

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c’est un conte de sa façonIt is a story of his own invention.Rate it:

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de tout s’avise à qui pain faut (manque)Necessity is the mother of invention.Rate it:

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don't give me any of your guff!Depression Expression; "Don't Give Me Any Of Your Sassy, Back-Talk!"; "Don't 'Sass' ME!" "Don't Talk Back To Your Mother!"Rate it:

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elle est ma tante à la mode de bretagneShe is my father’s (or, mother’s) first cousin; She is my first cousin once removed.Rate it:

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elles sont aux petits soins pour leur vieille mèreThey are all attention to their old mother.Rate it:

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grass widowA mother out of wedlock.Rate it:

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greatest thing since sliced breadA relatively recent invention likely to significantly improve people's lives.Rate it:

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hang your hat on thatAssume or take credit for an idea, suggestion, phrase, development, creation, invention, proclamation, prediction, accomplishment, result, acceptance at large for your creation, art.performance et al:Rate it:

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il a trente ans, et cependant il vit aux crochets de sa mèreHe is thirty years old, and yet his mother has to keep him.Rate it:

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il n’y a pas de quoi (fam.)Pray don’t mention it; There is no necessity to apologise. Rate it:

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