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able forFit to cope with.Rate it:

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able seamanordinary sailorRate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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not be able to get a word in edgewaysTo be unable to say a single word because of someone else's talkativeness.Rate it:

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not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:

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Eyes in the Back of Your HeadTo be able to imagine and feel what is happening behind or outside of one's field of visionRate it:

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in the booksFinished; concluded; able to be regarded as a matter of record.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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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthNote. The original nautical expression is just born with a silver spoon and describes those young gentlemen who were able to enter the Royal Navy without examination and whose promotion was assured. the converse was born with a wooden ladle.Rate it:

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be in forTo be able to expect or anticipate; to be about to suffer, generally said of something unpleasant.Rate it:

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take a licking and keep on tickingTo be tough; to have endurance; to have the capacity to absorb stress or damage, but still be able to function.Rate it:

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be mechanically inclinedBe able to understand how machines workRate it:

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come inOf a broadcast, such as radio or television, to have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well.Rate it:

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patience is a virtueSometimes we must wait for something and those who are able to do this with gracefulness are considered to be virtuous.Rate it:

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quick on the uptakeAble to readily understand things; intelligent.Rate it:

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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:

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tell apartTo be able to know the difference between things; to distinguish.Rate it:

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as agile as a monkeyif you say someone is as agile as a monkey then you are saying that the person is able to move as fast and easy as a monkey; therefore, as agile as a monkey means being able to move as swift and easy as a monkeyRate it:

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hard-pressedBarely able. Having difficulty doing something.Rate it:

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Make Heads or Tails Out of SomethingTo be able to understand something completelyRate it:

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feel up toTo be confident in being able to do something.Rate it:

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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.Rate it:

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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:

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avoir bon bec (fam.)To be a chatterbox; To speak well; To be able to answer back.Rate it:

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beat somebody to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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Blind as a BatNot able to see at all or get completely blindRate it:

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box the compassTo know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise.Rate it:

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button-downOf a collar, able to be buttoned down to the shirt, as over a necktie.Rate it:

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Climb the WallsNot be able to sustain pressure or inability to act right during frustration or a challengeRate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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comfort zoneThe range of circumstances in which a person feels relaxed or able to cope.Rate it:

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deadweightThe largest weight of cargo a ship is able to carry; i.e, the weight of a ship when fully loaded minus its weight when empty.Rate it:

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do you speak EnglishAsks the interlocutor whether or not he or she is able to speak in the English language.Rate it:

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do you think you can walkAsked to find out whether an ill or wounded person is able to walk or needs to sit down or lie down.Rate it:

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don't look at meA response indicating that one is not willing or able to perform a task.Rate it:

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en revenirto believe; to be able to believeRate it:

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find one's voiceTo become willing or able to talk or otherwise express one's opinions.Rate it:

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fit togetherTo be able to be assembled in this way.Rate it:

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footloose and fancy freeAble to do as one pleases, unconstrained by social ties or responsibilities.Rate it:

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full-fledgedHaving all its feathers; able to fly.Rate it:

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get past oneselfTo become able to look beyond one's own ego and negative emotions; to overcome internal and emotional obstacles.Rate it:

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grow intoTo grow in size, so as to be able to fit something.Rate it:

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Hands are TiedNot able to help or assist; stay away from doing what you are willing to do; helpless to do somethingRate it:

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have something down patTo know something or be able to do something perfectly. Be perfect master of something.Rate it:

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Have Your Cake and Eat It TooTo have something both ways, to have something in possession and be able to exploit or use itRate it:

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hindsight is 20/20(idiomatic) In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice.Rate it:

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I think therefore I amI am able to think, therefore I exist. A philosophical proof of existence based on the fact that someone capable of any form of thought necessarily exists.Rate it:

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il est à même de vous comprendreHe is able to understand you.Rate it:

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in the front rowAble to witness everything.Rate it:

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