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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly unattractive face.Rate it:

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how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?a tongue twister; if spoken over and over this phrase is hard to say without making a mistakeRate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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"if i told a herd of oxen they are on the wrong path, would they believe me?"WrongRate it:

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as luck would have itAs it happened; how it turned out; by good fortune; fortunately or luckily.Rate it:

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butter would not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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chance would be a fine thingAlternative form of chance'd be a fine thingRate it:

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could have, would have, should haveExpressing regret at something that cannot now be changed.Rate it:

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Eddie would goSaid of challenging surfing conditions or a challenging wave or challenges in general. Used as an encouragement or as a general comment on difficulty or dangerRate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly attractive face.Rate it:

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I wouldUsed to denote that a speaker finds another sexually attractive.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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should've would've could'veAlternative form of could have, would have, should haveRate it:

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what would Jesus doExpression intended to help a person facing a choice with moral, ethical or religious implications.Rate it:

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what would you likeUsed to ask the interlocutor what they would like to order, to buy or have a look at.Rate it:

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who would have thought itAn expression of surprise or incredulityRate it:

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would it hurtUsed to point out that the interlocutor is failing to do something relatively easy that they should be doing.Rate it:

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would it kill someoneIndicates the speaker is annoyed that someone is not doing something they should do.Rate it:

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would not throw someone out of bedan understatement meaning one finds a person sexually attractiveRate it:

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would you mind putting on your seat beltPolitely asks someone in a vehicle to put on their seat belt.Rate it:

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Dutch reckoningUsed other than as an idiom. as reckoned by the Dutch: five o'clock by the Dutch reckoning would be five o'clock in the Dutch rather than, e.g., a Canadian time zone; for example, 1 March 1625 in the Dutch reckoning was, in the English reckoning of the time, 19 February 1624(?).Rate it:

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it takes all kinds to make a worldDiversity is essential: the world would be incomplete if everyone were alike.He irons his clothes how?! That's crazy! Well, I guess it takes all kinds.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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not worth a tinker's damThis means that something is worthless and dates back to when someone would travel around the countryside repairing things such as a kitchen pot with a hole in it.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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walk the talkTo do what one said one could do, or would do, not just making empty promises. To walk one's talk is to be innocent of hypocrisy.Rate it:

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what can i sayIndicating that nothing that could be said would add to or improve the situation.Rate it:

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whole 'nother ball of waxAn entirely different matter altogether; a separate issue or sub-issue from the topic being discussed, usu. one that would take too long to explain properly; a matter to be dealt with at a later time.Rate it:

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young at heartInclined to act in a way or enjoy things that one would expect from someone younger, especially children, teenagers or young adults.Rate it:

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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."Rate it:

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white holeA theoretically possible but physically highly unlikely singularity which would emit matter and energy; the antithesis of a black hole.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceTo face a difficult situation and remain in a tight spot one after another, Or face some difficulty in making the right decision that would deliver no harmRate it:

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sure enoughJust like one would expect.Rate it:

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if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle(colloquial, vulgar, humorous) It is fruitless to speculate about counterfactual situations."We would have won the match if we'd had a decent goalkeeper.""And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle!"Rate it:

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old schoolCharacteristic of a style, outlook, or method employed in a former era, remembered either as inferior to the current style, or alternately, remembered nostalgically as superior or preferable to the new style, the older denoting something that would be considered out of date or out of fashion to some, but as such, is considered by others as cool and hip.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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it does exactly what it says on the tinWhat is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.Rate 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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what it says on the tinExactly what is described or what one would expect from the name.Rate it:

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chance'd be a fine thingGiven to indicate that an aforementioned thing would be desirable but unlikely. Comparable to if I should be so lucky.Rate it:

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Hallmark momentA memorable moment or event, one which would make a poignant greeting card.Rate it:

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there's no accounting for tastesDifferent people like different things The world would be incomplete if everyone were alike. Diversity is essential.Rate it:

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attend toTo serve; to satisfy someone's needs as a servant would; to wait on.Rate it:

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brain crampA temporary mental lapse, such as an inability to remember something, to focus one's attention, to understand something, or to perform some other mental task of which one would ordinarily be capable.Rate it:

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le roi n'est pas son cousinHe is very haughty (so that he would not acknowledge the king as his cousin).Rate it:

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plus fin que lui n'est pas bêteHe who can take him in is no fool.\n It would take a smart man to deceive him.Rate it:

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all it's cracked up to beAs good as claims or reputation would suggest.Rate it:

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all that and a bag of chipseverything one would want and moreRate it:

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