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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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big boysPlural form of big boy.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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boys and girlsUsed to address an audience of children.Rate it:

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boys and their toysUsed to evoke the idea that adult men sometimes dote excessively on machines, automobiles, and gadgets in a childish manner.Rate it:

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they ranged from fuzz-cheeked boys to gray-haired, balding gansers...from "A Crown of Swords," book 7 in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series of novels (Tor books 1996). This quote is found on page 64.Rate it:

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come full circleTo complete a cycle of transition, returning to the point of origin.Rate it:

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inner circleThe closest of friends of a person.Rate it:

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circle gets the squareAn affirmative response; often used sarcastically.Rate it:

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circle the drainTo be in rapid decline or a state of downfall, especially as leading to inevitable utter failure or destruction.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo draw a wagon train into a circle to allow the wagons to provide cover when under attack.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo prepare to defend against an attack.Rate it:

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come full circleTo make a complete change or reform.Rate it:

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full circleUsed other than as an idiom: see full, circle.Rate it:

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full circleAn arc of 360 degrees.Rate it:

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full circleA full turn back to the original direction or orientation.By extension, of a discussion, a point arrived at which is the same point at which it began; the point at which effort has resulted in no progress.Rate it:

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full circleBy extension, of a discussion, a point arrived at which is the same point at which it began; the point at which effort has resulted in no progress.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a rotation or revolution that ends at the starting point.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things.Rate it:

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squaring the circleA hopeless or impossible task.Rate it:

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squaring the circleThe historical problem of how to construct, using compass and ruler, a square having the same area as a given circle.Rate it:

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big as a barnVery big.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big-bonedFat, obese.Rate it:

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walk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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give someone a big headTo flatter someone excessively; to overpraise someone, usually resulting in them becoming proud, arrogant or conceited.Rate it:

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suck a big oneto be terrible; to be of a very low standard.Rate it:

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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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catch big airSuperlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground.Rate it:

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Too Big for Your BritchesSelf-important; proud of something, particularly about selfRate 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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big fatComplete, utter, total.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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big blow-outElaborate celebration, special party, special dinner with lavish, luschious entrees.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big breakA breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big daddySomething or someone of importance.Rate it:

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big dealSomething very important, difficult, or of concern.Rate it:

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big dipperroller coasterRate it:

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big enchiladaA very important person, especially the highest-ranking individual in an organization.Rate it:

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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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big girlAn adult female.Rate it:

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big girl's blouseAn effeminate or weak man, a sissy.Rate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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