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the art of being naïve is being questioned by the art of being "right" all the time.If we behave with naiveness, we are seen as idiots.Rate it:

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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.Rate it:

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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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for the time beingTemporarily; until later.Rate it:

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"if the human being doesn't use 100% of his brain, how can he be right in the things he does and speBrainRate it:

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being thatsince or because.Rate it:

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come into beingTo form; to start to exist.Rate it:

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I'm not being funnyUsed as a softening preface to a statement that might be taken as offensive or malicious.Rate it:

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a chip on your shoulderBeing angry about something that happened in the past; holding a grudge.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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Call it a DayTo end up the work for a day, to stop work for the time beingRate it:

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dead menThe ends of reefs left flapping instead of being tucked out of sight when a sail has been furled.Rate it:

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don't get me startedAbout the subject currently being discussed.Rate it:

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douchebagerryThe act of being aware of oneself behaving innapropriatley and continuing to do so.Rate it:

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dyed-in-the-woolDyed before being formed into cloth.Rate it:

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get offTo move from being on top of to not being on top of it.Rate it:

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go from zero to heroTo become very popular after being unpopular.Rate it:

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go to groundTo escape into a burrow, hole, etc. when being hunted.Rate it:

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hand-to-mouthInvolving immediate consumption with no provision for the future; having barely enough to survive, being close to povertyRate it:

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humble pieHumility, being humble.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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in a pickleBeing in a difficult predicament; a mess; an undesirable situation.Rate it:

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loose lipThe practice or characteristic of being overly talkative, especially with respect to inadvertently revealing information which is private or confidential.Rate it:

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man of the hourA man who has recently caught the attention of, or is being admired or honoured by, a large number of people.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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rise from the ashesTo make a comeback after a long hiatus. To come back into common use or practice. To come back into popularity. To come back to being a thing of today.Rate it:

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sit on thornsTo be in a painful or embarrassing situation; to be in constant fear of being found out.Rate it:

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Split HairsTo argue or being grumpy about trivial and unimportant differencesRate it:

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stars in one's eyesThe state of being overly or extremely impressed with something; enchanted with romance.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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tough as a tissueThe phrase refers to a person or physical form being as tough as a tissue. Tissues not being at all resistant to items such as wind or someone lifting it then it isn’t so tough is it? Mostly used as an insult.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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you got it, tootsToots is a playful slang term for a woman. An example of toots is what a man might call his wife to get her attention. ... (slang, sometimes derogatory) Babe, sweetie: a term used when addressing a young woman, especially one perceived as being sexually available. You got it is a phrase used to answer in agreement with someone's question or statement. It may be used as an alternative for "Will do," "For sure," or "Agreed." The slang term may be used by people of all ages as a way to quickly assure someone that what he will do or he agrees with what the person just said.Rate it:

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you had to be thereUsed to indicate to the interlocutor that the situation being talked about could only be properly understood if that person had been present.Rate it:

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поздно пить боржоми, когда почки отказалиbeing in a situation when nothing can be done to fix a problem, not necessarily a health-related issue late to drink borjomi when kidneys have failed")Rate it:

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a 'lotta baloney'Depression Expression judging a statement, assertion or a description as being much similar as slices of 'bologna':Rate it:

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four score and seven years agoAs an opener, a sometimes sarcastic indicator to indicate a past event being mentioned is particularly important.Rate it:

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hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.Rate it:

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three sheets to the windthe state of being quite inebriatedRate it:

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no more Mr. Nice GuyAn implied individual has ceased being pleasant, and will now resort to unpleasant means to get their way.Rate it:

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jump aboutTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.Rate it:

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lame jokeAn attempt at humor which is perceived to have been used previously to the point of being cliche, or was never funny to begin with.Rate it:

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safe and soundHaving come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.Rate it:

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stand from underTo escape something falling or being thrown from above.Rate it:

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zombie outBecome like a zombie in being listless, vacant, and unresponsive.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.Rate it:

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a cauliflower earAn ear that has been permanently swollen and disfigured as a result of being repeatedly struck. Often a feature of a veteran boxer or rugby player.Rate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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carry a torch forTo harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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