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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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les bons marchés ruinentOn dépense trop d’argent lorsque, tenté par le bon marché, on achète des choses dont on n’a pas besoin.Rate it:

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army volunteerTo make someone perform a task or duty, especially one they are not prepared or willing to do.Rate it:

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you and what armyAlternative form of you and whose armyRate it:

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you and whose armyUsed in response to someone’s threat suggesting that the person in question cannot do what she or he says alone.Rate it:

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you and whose army%3fYou can't do all that on your own.Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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the way to a man's heart is through his stomachCooking for a man is a good way to win his affections.Rate it:

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on a full stomachDirectly after eating, after a meal.Rate it:

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Butterflies in the StomachNervous feelings in the stomach, basically caused by anxiety or tensionRate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's stomachTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.Rate it:

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

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.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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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate 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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below parHaving a price below its face value.Rate it:

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Bite Off More Than You Can ChewTo take on something more than of its actual capacity, a person, who tries to accomplish too much, or is greedy by nature, or overconfident or too much motivated, taking more responsibility or task that a person can manageRate it:

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boot upTo start a computer using its bootstrap procedure.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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lose trackTo forget one's train of thought or temporarily misplace an item or its place in a sequence.Rate it:

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una catena è resistente solo quanto il suo anello debolea chain is only as strong as its weakest linkRate it:

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wait onTo fly above its master, waiting till game is sprung; said of a hawk.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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spell outFrom its component letters.Rate it:

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home field advantageUsually in sports, the heightened performance enjoyed by the team playing on its own familiar field in front of its home crowd.Rate it:

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keel overOf a vessel: to roll so far on its side that it cannot recover; to capsize.Rate it:

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or somethingOr something like that. Used to indicate the possibility that previously mentioned word may not be exactly correct in its applicability.Rate it:

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spruce upTo refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance.Rate it:

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think throughTo fully consider an action, and understand all its consequences.Rate it:

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