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just sayingUsed after informing somebody of something that may be offensive to try and soften the blowRate it:

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go without sayingTo be obvious, apparent or clear, or already established.Rate it:

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as I was sayingUsed to refer back to a previous statement in a discourseRate it:

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as the saying goesUsed before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc.Rate it:

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if you don't mind me sayingUsed to introduce one's opinion about something to which offence could be takenRate it:

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know what i’m saying - say what i knowUnderstanding information then teach to othersRate it:

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know what i’m saying?Do you understand? "You are not going out tonight", said Dad; "Know What I'm saying?"Rate it:

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that's saying somethingSaid of something that has an even greater impact or effect than what is readily apparent, considering the context.Rate it:

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you were sayingPrompts the interlocutor to resume what they had been saying prior to an interruption.Rate it:

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you were sayingDraws attention to something that has just happened that conflicts with what the interlocutor had said.Rate it:

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as the fella saysas the saying goes; as someone once said, invoking the wisdom of the common man on the streetRate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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give overUsually as an imperative. To tell someone to stop molesting, fooling around, or saying silly things. Or sometimes to stop saying flattering things.Rate it:

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I can't hear you over the sound ofSaid to dismiss what the interlocutor is saying.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.Rate it:

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shushA nice way of saying shut up, be quiet, lower your voice, keep your mouth shut.Rate it:

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Throw Cold Water on SomethingDoing or saying something that may not be very encouraging; dampening the eagerness of someoneRate it:

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wade inTo interrupt someone, or a situation, by doing or saying something abruptly, or forcefully, and usually without thinking about the consequences.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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hang on every wordTo be completely attentive to what another person is saying.Rate it:

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kiss my gritsA nice way of saying "eff you." Its a spin on the phrase "kiss my a**", written into a TV show from the 80s called "Alice". The saying was usually preceded by the name "Mel" who was the owner of the diner where Flo, the waitress who made the saying famous, worked.Rate it:

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as agile as a monkeyif you say someone is as agile as a monkey then you are saying that the person is able to move as fast and easy as a monkey; therefore, as agile as a monkey means being able to move as swift and easy as a monkeyRate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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all holidayA saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to/.Rate it:

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beat banaghanAn Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories, or of something which is amazing and remarkable.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA general saying used to ward off bad luckRate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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ça va sans direit goes without sayingRate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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Cat Got Your TongueTo not answer any query, to stop saying anything if one ask somethingRate it:

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cela revient à direThat amounts to saying.Rate it:

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cela va sans direit goes without sayingRate it:

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comme dit l’autreAs the saying is.Rate it:

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c’est tout direThat is saying all, enough.Rate it:

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Davy Jones's lockerThe bottom of the ocean, especially as the grave for sailors. Also a common saying when something goes overboard and is lost.Rate it:

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double-tonguedSaying one thing to one person and something different to another; double talking; deceitful in speech.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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filer à l’anglaiseTo leave without saying good-bye, without attracting attention; To take French leave.Rate it:

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full of hot airTalking a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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give the lieto respond to an insult, accusation, or falsehood by saying the offender is lying, particularly in the context of provoking a challenge to a duelRate it:

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Go Against the GrainAnnoying people by saying or doing something in an unusual way, to arouse anger in someone by going against his willRate it:

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hay is for horsessaid as a retort to someone saying hey, used to indicate that the speaker disapproves of the usage of the word "hey", perhaps due to a dislike of informal speech.Rate it:

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hoc facile intellegi potestthat is self-evident, goes without saying.Rate it:

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hoc per se intellegiturthat is self-evident, goes without saying.Rate it:

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hoc sua sponte appāretthat is self-evident, goes without saying.Rate it:

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hold that thoughtUsed to acknowledge that one's attention needs to be diverted from what an speaker was saying.Rate it:

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