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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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bear downWhen giving birth, to push.Rate it:

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bear upTo sail close to the wind.Rate it:

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bring to bearTo apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.Rate it:

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bear outTo corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.Rate it:

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bear in withNearer.Rate it:

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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.Rate it:

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bear onTo be relevant to.Rate it:

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bear the bruntTo endure the worst part of something.Rate it:

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bear upTo endure hardship cheerfully.Rate it:

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bear withTo be patient with.Rate it:

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does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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bear fruitTo succeed in some task; literally, of a tree or plant bearing fruit; figuratively in relation to any attempted task.Rate it:

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average bearThe norm; an average person; Used in comparisonsRate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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bear hugwrestling holdRate it:

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bear in mindRemember; consider; note.Rate it:

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bear in uponInduce somebody to realize something, to impress a realization upon a person, usually in a gradual way.Rate it:

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bear offTo gain; to carry off, as a prize.Rate it:

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bear offTo restrain; to keep from approaching.Rate it:

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bear offTo remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything.Rate it:

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bear off fromTo stand further off fromRate it:

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bear oneselfTo behave and conduct oneself in such a manner that others will give one respect.Rate it:

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bear outshow it br trueRate it:

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bear uponTo influence, have an effect upon.Rate it:

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bear uponTo be relevant to.Rate it:

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bear witnessgive evidenceRate it:

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bring to bearTo aim a weapon at a target.Rate it:

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does a bear defecate in the woods?The answer is clearly, without reservation, true and accurate.Rate it:

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hungry as a bearvoracious, starved, empty.Rate it:

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like a bear with a sore headVery irritable; bad-tempered.Rate it:

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loaded for bearMentally prepared for a daunting situation or confrontation.Rate it:

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loaded for bearThoroughly equipped, as for a demanding task or confrontation.Rate it:

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sugar glider or sugar bearA small gliding marsupial often kept as a pet. Looks like a rodent. Known for being carried in owners’ pockets and other concealed places.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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argue downTo win an argument, verbal conflict or debate.Rate it:

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blow downTo knock over with an air current, most often wind.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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dampen downto reduce the intensity ofRate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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hail downto appear inexplicablyRate it:

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hands downWithout much effort; easily.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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