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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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poachers gunA small bore shotgun hidden in a walking cane.Rate it:

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under the gunUnder great pressure to perform.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.Rate it:

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eat one's gunTo commit suicide, especially by use of a firearm discharged into the victim's mouth.Rate it:

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give it the gunLiteral meaning.Rate it:

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gun downTo kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner.Rate it:

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gun forTo strive for the downfall or diminution of another.Rate it:

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gun forTo pursue as a goal; to work hard to achieve.Rate it:

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gun itTo accelerate or speed up quickly or suddenly.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed as an armed guard, enforcer, or mercenary and who is prepared to use gunplay or similar violent methods in order to assert the interests of his or her employer.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed to advance the interests of his or her employer, especially in a vigorous manner using such methods as political lobbying, legal advocacy, or persuasion.Rate it:

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is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see meIndicates the speaker has noticed an erection underneath the interlocutor's clothes.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo act or begin too soon or without due caution.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo begin a race too soon, before the starting gun goes off.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo trade securities based on information that is not yet public; to trade on inside information.Rate it:

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Jump the GunTo do something a bit earlier or before the time, hasty in doing somethingRate it:

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jump the gun!Take Premature Action:, Begin to run before the report of the starter's gun! Illegal actions:Rate it:

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poachers gunUsed other than as an idiom. poacher's gunRate it:

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put a gun to someone's headTo compel someone; to create a situation in which someone has no alternative course of action.Rate it:

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smoking gunEvidence, particularly of a crime, that is difficult or impossible to dispute.Rate it:

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smoking gunThe conclusive evidence, the bare facts, clear and decisive picture.Rate it:

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under the gunThe first player to act on the first round of betting in Texas hold 'em.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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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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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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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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

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big as a barnVery big.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 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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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 cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.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 fatComplete, utter, total.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 guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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big guyUsed other than as an idiom: see big, guy.Rate it:

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big in japana phrase to describe Western celebrities that have been successful in JapanRate it:

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