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are you feeling betterAsked to find out whether someone has recovered to some degree from past illness or unwellness.Rate it:

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make a better door than a windowTo obstruct someone's view, especially as a result of thoughtlessness.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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I couldn't have said it better myselfUsed to wholeheartedly agree with somebody else's remarkRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickBetter than nothing; not unsatisfactory but also not a reason for enthusiastic excitement.Rate it:

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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.Rate it:

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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.Rate it:

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better the devil you knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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all to the betterEven better.Rate it:

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better angelsMorally upright or otherwise positive attributes of human character.Rate it:

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better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:

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better halfspouseRate it:

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Better HalfPartner in a lawful marriageRate it:

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better let your glasses up. it's fixing to come up a cloud.Roll the car windows up, a thunderstorm is happening soon.Rate it:

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better part ofalmost all of; most ofRate it:

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better safe than sorryIt is preferable to be cautious in one's choices and actions than to suffer afterwards.Rate it:

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Better Safe than SorryIt is better to be careful and avoid any sort of harmful risks, injuries or complicated situations that you might regret laterRate it:

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better than a poke in the eyeAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stickAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a rusty nailAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a shitty stickAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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better than sexSuperlative; wonderful.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better to be late than be dead on timeIt is better to arrive late than to risk your life speeding to a destination.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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better watch your mouth!Watch what you say....Rate it:

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build a better mousetrapTo invent the next great thing; to have a better idea.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valorAlternative form of discretion is the better part of valour.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597 Rate it:

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get betterTo improve.Rate it:

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get betterTo recover from an illness.Rate it:

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get the better ofTo overwhelm or overcome; to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade.Rate it:

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had betterShould; ought to; need to.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.Rate it:

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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.Rate it:

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so much the betterThat is or would be even better.Rate it:

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take a turn for the betterTo start to become better; to improve.Rate it:

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think better of itTo change one's mind; especially to decide against.Rate it:

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two heads are better than oneSome problems may be solved more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.Rate it:

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you'd better believe itUsed to emphasise a previous commentRate it:

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be looking upimprove, getting betterRate it:

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doctor upTo falsify, or modify something, so that it appears to be better than it is.Rate it:

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na-na na-na boo-booA taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune.Rate it:

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na-na na-na boo-boo[c. mid 20th century?] A taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune (a schadenfreude).Rate it:

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