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those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay(archaic) One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.Rate it:

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the bigger they are, the harder they fallThe larger something is, the more disastrous and spectacular its downfallRate it:

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if they sold it to you, you paid too muchEven when you perceive a good deal, someone is making money off you.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X called, they want their Y backSaid about something that is outdated and can be traced to a certain period in time, usually a decade.Rate it:

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as they sayA vague invocation of popular convention when introducing a phrase or expression, which may be accompanied by attribution to a source or locale in which the phrase or expression is used.Rate it:

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Don't Count Your Chickens before They HatchTo warn someone to wait until the expected good thing has really happened till then avoid making further plansRate it:

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don't count your chickens before they're hatchedYou should not count on something before it happens.Rate it:

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if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:

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kick someone when they are downTo make it worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.Rate it:

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Let the Chips Fall Where They MayTo do what seems right, just and proper to you without caring much about the consequencesRate it:

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let the chips fall where they mayTo allow events to unfold naturally; to accept what occurs without prejudice, worry, or regret.Rate it:

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take things as they comeTo accept and deal with events as they occur, with a composed state of mind.Rate it:

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the box they're going to bury it inA person or product that hastens the obsolescence of another person or product.Rate it:

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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.Rate it:

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they're only after one thingMen are only interested in sex.Rate it:

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you know what they sayUsed to introduce, or alluding to, an apt adageRate it:

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a little knowledge is a dangerous thingThe proverb 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' expresses the idea that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they really are, which can lead to mistakes being made.Rate it:

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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.Rate it:

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c’est le jour et la nuitThey are as different as chalk and cheese.Rate it:

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fashion policeThe mythical fashion police are always standing in the wings eyeballing female employees as they pursue their careers in the executive offices of New York City.Rate it:

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hell hath no fury like a woman scornedA woman will make someone suffer if they reject her.Rate it:

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hide one's light under a bushelFor a person to keep some talent or skill hidden from other people. The tone is that a person having a talent which they can be proud of ought not hide it.Rate it:

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hold this lUsed to make fun of someone when they say/do something stupid; they take a "L" or a "Loss"Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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if you love somebody, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.Rate it:

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otro gallo cantaríawoulda, coulda, shoulda; if pigs had wings they would fly; if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncleRate it:

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who am I kiddingSaid by someone who, upon the realization that they were kidding themselves, wishes to start thinking in a more sensible, reasonable way.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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the one who always envies someone in society, will never live in gaietyThis idiom means that if a person spends time complaining, criticizing and whining about what everyone else does, owns, or how successful other people are about their financial situation, job career, or results they get, instead of focusing and trying their best to improve one's situation, the only consequence is that this behavior will keep them in the guts, that is, at a lower life level than the one they wish to be.Rate it:

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calm your titsCalm down! (Used to tell someone to relax when they are agitated, angry, overexcited, etc.)Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.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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wet one's pantsto wet oneself, to urinate in one's clothes when they're being worn.Rate it:

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i flew to the kitchenThey used it back then to say that they went to a kitchen really fast.Rate it:

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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:

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am i right or am i rightRhetorical question from somebody who has stated what they consider to be an unassailable truth.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:

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dye in the woolTo dye woolen fibers before they are spun into thread.Rate it:

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home teamThe team that's playing in the usual area that they play in, as opposed to the visitor team.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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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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ugly ducklingA young person who is ugly, but who is expected to become beautiful as they mature.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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raise cainThe children tend to 'raise cain' if they can't play ball after supper.Rate it:

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once you go black, you never go backAn expression assuming that once a person of another race gets in a sexual relationship with a black person they won't return to their own race.Rate it:

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are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:

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Make a Mountain Out of a MolehillTo make something or some issues big then they actually areRate it:

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welcome backSaid to someone coming back to somewhere they have been before.Rate it:

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à la guerre comme à la guerreOne must take things as they come; We must take the rough with the smooth.Rate it:

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