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keep at arm's lengthStay at a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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keep at arm's lengthAvoid a close relationship.Rate it:

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arm's lengthBarely within reach.Rate it:

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arm's lengthDistant, detached.Rate it:

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arm's lengthIndependent, but related.Rate it:

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at arm's lengthAt a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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at arm's lengthAvoiding a close relationship.Rate it:

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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.Rate it:

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the length of the Flemington straightA long way, a great distance, a large gap, a lot.Rate it:

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shot in the armA shot of drug in the arm, to get on a high.Rate it:

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arm to the teethTo equip thoroughly with weapons.Rate it:

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arm and a legA relatively high price for an item or service; an exorbitant price.Rate it:

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shot in the armA stimulus.Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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arm upto supply, or be supplied with, arms (weapons)Rate it:

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Cost an Arm and a LegSomething very expensive and not worth the cost in few casesRate it:

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long armA pole tool used for handling things too far away to reach.Rate it:

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long armInfluence, far-reaching power.Rate it:

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long arm of the lawThe influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.Rate it:

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long as my armVery long.Rate it:

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Shot in the ArmSomething that gives you confidence and encouragement, something that boost your spiritsRate it:

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the long arm of the lawThe body of law enforcement officers.Rate it:

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twist someone's armTo coerce, force, or cajole.Rate it:

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fruit machineone arm banditRate it:

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spill one's gutsTo confess, or to divulge secrets, typically speaking freely and at length after a change of motive or an incentive.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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vowel quantityA vowel's duration of articulation; its length.Rate it:

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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.Rate it:

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walk like an EgyptianTo walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.Rate it:

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necker's knobA knob attached to the steering wheel of an automobile, especially before the widespread availability of power steering, helping the driver steer with one arm and leaving the other arm free to provide romantic attention to a companion.Rate it:

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one thousandUsed in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.Rate it:

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yack onTo talk at length, in an annoying, boring and long-winded way.Rate it:

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à force de brasBy strength of arm.Rate it:

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as long asThe same length as.Rate it:

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barrelA round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bras dessus bras dessousArm in arm.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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close outOf a wave, to break all at once, instead of progressively along its length.Rate it:

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coûter bonbonto be expensive, to cost an arm and a legRate it:

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coûter la peau du culto be expensive, cost an arm and a legRate it:

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coûter la peau du dosto cost an arm and a leg: to cost too much, to be very expensiveRate it:

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coûter les yeux de la têteto cost arm and a leg, to cost the earth: to cost too much, to be very expensiveRate it:

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des mots longs d’une toiseWords as long as your arm.Rate it:

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duke it outTo argue heavily or at length.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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fusius, uberius, copiosius disputare, dicere de aliqua reto speak at great length on a subject, discuss very fully.Rate it:

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get startedto cause to start talking about something in lengthRate it:

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haul offTo draw back the arm in order to punch.Rate it:

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hold forthTalk at great length; expatiate; harangue.Rate it:

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