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a camel is a horse designed by a committeeAn expression critical of committeesRate it:

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a camel is a horse made by a committeeAlternative form of a camel is a horse designed by a committee.Rate it:

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it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of godThe rich can afford more immoral behavior than the poor.Rate it:

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Straw that Broke Camel’s BackOne last mistake leading to previous calamity or trouble, not able to bear more than one’s capacity,Rate it:

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camel through the eye of a needleHyperbole to illustrate that something is almost impossible to do or to happen.Rate it:

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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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sleep camelA person who habitually does with little to no sleep during the week and then makes up by sleeping a lot during the weekend.Rate it:

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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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beat a dead horseTo persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason.Rate it:

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never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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put the cart before the horseTo put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.Rate it:

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healthy as a horseIf you're as healthy as a horse, you're strong and in a very good health condition.Rate it:

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horse aroundTo play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.Rate it:

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don't look a gift horse in the mouthDo not unappreciatively question a gift or handout too closely.Rate it:

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get off one's high horseTo stop acting in an imperious, overbearing or bossy manner.Rate it:

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pissin like a race horseTo urinate profusely.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:Rate it:

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flog a dead horseTo attempt to get extra work out of a ship's crew during the dead horse period.Rate it:

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work like a horseTo work very hard; toilRate it:

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and the horse you rode in onIntensifier.Rate it:

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and the horse you rode in onEuphemistic shortening of "fuck you and the horse you rode in on"Rate it:

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Beat a Dead HorseTo attempt useless goals or to fight for a cause that has been lost already, to make a useless point, argument or discussion with anyone.Rate it:

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charley horseA muscle cramp, usually in the thigh or leg.Rate it:

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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.Rate it:

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come down off your high horse!Appearing Haughty, Belligerent, Egotistical,Rate it:

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dark horseA candidate who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice.Rate it:

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dark horseAn unexpected success.Rate it:

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Dark-Horse CandidateAn unknown candidate who wins unpredictablyRate it:

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Don't Look a Gift Horse in the MouthDon’t complain if you get gift that is not as good as you expect; accept what you've been given without analyzing its valueRate it:

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eat like a horseto consume a large amount of foodRate it:

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enough to choke a horseAn excessive quantity.Rate it:

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flog a dead horseTo attempt to get more out of something that cannot give more.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked oneto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked youto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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gift horseAn apparent gift, that has substantial associated costs.Rate it:

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high horseAn appearance or sense of smug superiority.Rate it:

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High HorseTo show in your actions and expressions that you are superior to others, arrogant and haughtyRate it:

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horse and rabbit stewA mixture of the crude and the delicate in grossly unequal quantities, with the crude overwhelmingly dominant.Rate it:

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horse of a different colorAn unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance.Rate it:

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Horse of a Different ColourTotally different from something, to come out different from what is being observedRate it:

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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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horse operaAn equestrian show, as in a circus.Rate it:

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horse pillA medicinal pill which is very large in size and is therefore difficult for a person to swallow.Rate it:

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horse pillA fact, proposal, claim, etc. that is difficult to accept or believe.Rate it:

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horse puckyNonsense; feces.Rate it:

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horse senseCommon sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.Rate it:

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horse's assA jerk; an unpleasant, unlikable person; an asshole.Rate it:

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horse's assA thing or person which is visually unappealing.Rate it:

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horse's mouthSource; someone who directly experienced or witnessed something.Rate it:

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