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

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hesiod says: even a fool after suffering gets him knowledge; the italians: can scotato da l’acqua calda ha paura poi della freddaA dog burnt by hot water afterwards fears cold.]Rate it:

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knowledge is powerWith knowledge and/or education, one's potential or ability to succeed in the pursuit of his objectives will certainly increase.Rate it:

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to the best of one's knowledgeAlternative form of to one's knowledgeRate 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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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.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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if you want a thing done well, do it yourselfIt is better to do something oneself, than rely on others to do it well.Rate it:

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last thing one needsSomething not wanted by someone, who is already burdened.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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bright young thingOne who is youthful, clever, eager, and high-spirited in manner and attractive in appearance.Rate it:

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chance would be a fine thingAlternative form of chance'd be a fine thingRate 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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do one's thingTo do what one habitually does.Rate it:

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do the right thingTo do what is ethical or just.Rate it:

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greatest thing since sliced breadA relatively recent invention likely to significantly improve people's lives.Rate it:

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have a thingto be in a casual relationship.Rate it:

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have a thingto have a crush, or a soft spot for someone.Rate it:

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have another thing comingAlternative form of have another think comingRate it:

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here's the thingPrecedes the key point of an explanation.Rate it:

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hottest thing in townA particular late model car, a startlingly appearing item or super-styled article of dress.Rate it:

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if it's not one thing it's anotherMany problems are happening simultaneously or in close succession.Rate it:

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if it's the last thing I doAt any cost; for certain; indicates the speaker is determined, resolute in doing something.Rate it:

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last thinglate in the dayRate it:

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