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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:

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a little from column A, a little from column BA combination of two factors or reasons.Rate it:

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all toldWith everything included, counted or summed.Rate it:

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I told youI told youRate it:

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I told you soA phrase used to remind someone that they were already warned that a certain event would happen.Rate it:

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truth be toldUsed when admitting something one might otherwise lie about, e.g. to keep up appearances or be polite.Rate 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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mighty oaks from little acorns growSomething great can come from a modest beginning.Don't give up on the project - mighty oaks from little acorns grow!Rate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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cry like a little girlTo bawl unabashedly and pitifully.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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busy little beaverSomeone who has completed or accomplished many tasks or works.Rate it:

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every little helpsEven the smallest things are helpful when towards a goal.Rate it:

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great oaks from little acorns growAlternative form of mighty oaks from little acorns grow.Rate it:

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I spy with my little eyeThe phrase used in the guessing game I spy.Rate it:

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little emperorIn contemporary China, a child with no siblings who is regarded as overly protected and spoiled. (Seen as belonging to a generation which is a product of China's "one-child" policy.)Rate it:

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little headThe glans of the penis.Rate it:

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little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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little pitcherA child.Rate it:

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Little Pitchers Have Big EarsSometimes little children who listen to old people’s conversation hear and perceive things a lot than people expect them toRate it:

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little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.Rate it:

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little womanUsed other than as an idiom: see little, woman.Rate it:

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little womanwifeRate it:

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poor little rich girlA wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment (often used as an expression of mock sympathy).Rate it:

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poor little rich girlAn unhappy young woman from a wealthy background.Rate it:

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slip into something a little more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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think with one's little headTo make decisions or act based on one's sexual impulses rather than based on clear reasoning.Rate it:

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to little availWith little success or benefit.Rate it:

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wrap someone around your little fingerA feeling, a sense, an awareness one realizes when another is deeply devoted, lovingly loyal and shares a mutuality in myriad areas in each other and their lives.Rate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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ghetto birdA police helicopter, specifically in the context of patrolling or searching impoverished, high-crime urban areas (the ghetto).Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the BushIt is better to remain satisfied with what you have earned or you have got, rather than craving for what is out of reach or difficult to get hold ofRate it:

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dicky-birdwordRate it:

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a morning birdThat means the bird always wakes up early in the morning to find its meal.Rate it:

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bird in the bosomA secret pledge that one makes for another.Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewThe view from directly or high above.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewthe view from directly or high aboveRate it:

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dicky-birdA small bird.Rate it:

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dicky-birdAn insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdA insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdEndearing term for a small bird, often used when talking with young children.Rate it:

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Early Bird Catches the WormThose who wake up early and start work have the best possible chances to attain their settled goalsRate it:

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early bird catches the wormAlternative form of early bird gets the worm.Rate it:

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eat like a birdTo eat in small amounts rather than in a single full meal.Rate it:

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