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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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change sides, change signsA mnemonic indicating that when a value is moved to the opposite side of the equals sign, then the operator is changed also.Rate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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Beggars Cannot Be ChoosersDeserving people cannot put forward their choices. You cannot be concerned about the quality or quantity of certain product or service that you cannot buy or get hold of easily.Rate it:

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what has been seen cannot be unseenRepulsive, disturbing, or horrific sights can never be erased from memory once they have been seen.Rate it:

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on its meritsConsidering only intrinsic good points and bad points, without prejudice or other considerations, such as procedural ones.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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let nature take its courseTo permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.Rate it:

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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.Rate it:

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have its momentsTo experience brief periods of distinction, especially in contrast with the status quo.Rate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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Its a Goner! {gawner}It is Ruined, broken, dead, destroyed, lost, stolen, smashed,Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offAlways on the move; in a frenzied manner; jumping around crazily in every direction.Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offIn a frantic, disorganized manner.Rate it:

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put through its pacesTo test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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run its courseTo come to a natural endRate it:

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stand on its ownTo be independent of others.Rate it:

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sum of its partsA concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.Rate it:

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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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turn on its headTo completely change.Rate it:

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virtue is its own rewarda good deed is its own rewardRate it:

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you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:

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you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:

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change downto change to a lower gear in a vehicleRate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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change horses in midstreamTo change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.Rate it:

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change of heartA change of one's opinion, belief or decision.Rate it:

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change of lifeMenopause.Rate it:

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change of paceA shift from one activity to anotherRate it:

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change of tackA reversal of an opinion.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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change someone's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change the channelTo redirect someone's attention.Rate it:

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change the gameTo revolutionize a field of endeavor.Rate it:

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change upTo throw a pitch at a much slower than expected speed.Rate it:

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change upTo confuse someone by doing something unexpected or in an unexpected way.Rate it:

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change upto change to a higher gear in a vehicleRate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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chump changeAn amount of remuneration, reward, or other monetary recompense considered to be insultingly small.Rate it:

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