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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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the bad penny always turns upAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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the bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:

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a penny saved is a penny earnedA maxim for thrift that says that money not spent may be spent later, or may earn interest in the meantimeRate it:

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a penny saved is a penny gaineda penny saved is a penny earnedRate it:

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bad pennyA counterfeit or damaged penny.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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every time one turns aroundEvery time, to an annoyingly repetitive or consistent degree.Rate it:

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the wheel turnsTime moves forward; circumstances change; life continues.Rate it:

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Turns the TableReversing or altering a situation; creating the opposite of something to happenRate it:

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whenever one turns aroundAlternative form of every time one turns aroundRate it:

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worm turnsCircumstances change so that a previously disadvantaged party gains the advantage, or vice-versa.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate 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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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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always be yourselfdon´t change the way you are. be you, be special. don´t be like othersRate it:

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he is always going off at a tangentHe always changes from a topic to another irrelevant oneRate it:

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always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:

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always the bridesmaid, never the brideAlternative form of always a bridesmaid, never a brideRate it:

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it's always somethinga sigh of hopelessness, resignation, regret, dismay, disillusionment, disappointment.Rate it:

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the grass is always greener on the other sideOther circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often notRate it:

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there's always a bigger fishNo matter how large or intimidating a person or thing is, there is likely to be an even larger or more intimidating person or thing somewhere.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must Rate it:

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penny in the fuseboxAn improvised repair made with no regard for safety.Rate it:

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clean as a new pennyExtremely clean.Rate it:

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cost a pretty pennyTo be expensive.Rate it:

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in for a pennyin for a penny, in for a pound.Rate it:

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penny blackold stampRate it:

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penny for themAlternative form of penny for your thoughtsRate it:

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Penny for Your ThoughtsTo ask what other person is thinking, to know the mindset of othersRate it:

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penny for your thoughtsUsed to inquire into the thoughts and feelings of another, especially when the person appears pensive or conflicted.Rate it:

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penny pincherOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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penny weddingA wedding at which the guests contribute payments to help cover the cost of the event and to benefit the newly-married couple.Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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Penny – Wise and Pound – FoolishTo care about trivial things and be careless about important things, saving small amount of money and be extravagant about large sum of moneyRate it:

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pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.Rate it:

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spend a pennyTo use the toilet.Rate it:

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ten a pennySo common as to be practically worthless.Rate it:

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the penny dropsUnderstanding is reached; one comprehends.Rate it:

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two a pennyVery common; cheap.Rate it:

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two ha'pennies for a pennyAny money whatsoever.Rate it:

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worth every pennyCompletely worthwhile.Rate it:

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bad jokeA situation that is badly planned, or illogical.Rate it:

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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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bad to the boneCompletely bad and evil; pure evil.Rate it:

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bad hair dayA day when one's hair seems unmanageable.Rate it:

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bad newsAn irritating, troublesome, or harmful person, situation, or thing.Rate it:

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