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as the saying goesUsed before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc.Rate it:

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just sayingUsed after informing somebody of something that may be offensive to try and soften the blowRate it:

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go without sayingTo be obvious, apparent or clear, or already established.Rate it:

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as I was sayingUsed to refer back to a previous statement in a discourseRate it:

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if you don't mind me sayingUsed to introduce one's opinion about something to which offence could be takenRate it:

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know what i’m saying?Do you understand? "You are not going out tonight", said Dad; "Know What I'm saying?"Rate it:

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that's saying somethingSaid of something that has an even greater impact or effect than what is readily apparent, considering the context.Rate it:

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you were sayingPrompts the interlocutor to resume what they had been saying prior to an interruption.Rate it:

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you were sayingDraws attention to something that has just happened that conflicts with what the interlocutor had said.Rate it:

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make it up as one goes alongTo improvise continuously.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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no good deed goes unpunishedUsed to express the idea that beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.Rate it:

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anything goesNo restrictions, guidelines, rules, expectations, parameters, requirements, dress codes etc.Rate it:

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anything goesThere are no rules or restrictions.Rate it:

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balloon goes upSomething exciting or dangerous begins.Rate it:

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boom goes the dynamiteIndicating that something spectacular has happened, particularly where a plan or an effort has successfully culminated.Rate it:

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here goes nothingIndicates a lack of confidence or certainty about the activity about to be tried.Rate it:

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how goes itAn informal greeting roughly equivalent to how are you.Rate it:

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it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:

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Nixon goes to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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no good deed ever goes unpunishedUsed to express the idea that beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.Rate it:

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pride goes before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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steady as she goesA cry to a helmsman to keep on the current course.Rate it:

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steady-as-she-goessteady; careful; avoiding sudden changeRate it:

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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.Rate it:

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the story goesThe story is usually depicted as follows.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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who goes thereA sentry's challenge to an intruder.Rate it:

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as the fella saysas the saying goes; as someone once said, invoking the wisdom of the common man on the streetRate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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give overUsually as an imperative. To tell someone to stop molesting, fooling around, or saying silly things. Or sometimes to stop saying flattering things.Rate it:

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I can't hear you over the sound ofSaid to dismiss what the interlocutor is saying.Rate it:

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night owlOne who stays up late at night or goes to bed late.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate 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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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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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.Rate it:

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shushA nice way of saying shut up, be quiet, lower your voice, keep your mouth shut.Rate it:

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wade inTo interrupt someone, or a situation, by doing or saying something abruptly, or forcefully, and usually without thinking about the consequences.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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kiss my gritsA nice way of saying "eff you." Its a spin on the phrase "kiss my a**", written into a TV show from the 80s called "Alice". The saying was usually preceded by the name "Mel" who was the owner of the diner where Flo, the waitress who made the saying famous, worked.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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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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break the InternetTo overwhelm a web server through organic user-driven demand, such that the server goes offline or is in danger of doing so.Rate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain.Rate it:

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aliquid a sensibus meis abhorretsomething offends my instincts, goes against the grain.Rate it:

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aliquid abhorret a meis moribus (opp. insitum [atque innatum] est animo or in animo alicuius)something is contrary to my moral sense, goes against my principles.Rate it:

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all holidayA saying signifying that it is all over with the business or person spoken of or alluded to/.Rate it:

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