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out of characterNot acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.Rate it:

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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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in characterActing as the character, not as oneself.Rate it:

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out of characterInconsistent with one's personality, disposition, or usual expected behaviour.Rate it:

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out of characterNot in character; not successfully performing within the mindset of a given character in a theatrical performance. See also break character, drop character.Rate it:

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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people.Rate it:

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get the goods onTo acquire knowledge or develop evidence that reveals the truth about someone's character or behavior, especially criminal behavior.Rate it:

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in your bloodingrained in or fundamental to your character, as if inheritedRate it:

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no flies onNo mental weaknesses, character defects, or other significant flaws belonging to.Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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a man is known by the company he keepsPeople are similar in character to their friends.Rate it:

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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.Rate it:

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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.Rate it:

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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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that which doesn't kill you makes you strongerUsed to express the sentiment that hardship or difficult experiences build moral character.Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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an umbrella policyReference insurance terminology. An additional protection beyond the basic policy to cover the unusual, the vastly unpredictable, in a loss or damage incident.Rate it:

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show one's true stripesTo reveal one's real beliefs, sentiments, or character, especially through one's behavior.Rate it:

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of a kindOf the same type or character.Rate it:

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come out swingingTo display spunk and strength of character, especially when rising above or when fighting back against trouble or adversity.Rate it:

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à propos de bottesWith reference to nothing in particular; With no reference to the subject in hand.Rate it:

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a real hotdoggerA Reference to an energetic, active or talented person.Rate it:

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a whopperReference a statement, action, prevarication, story, hooked fish, enlarged or magnified presentation.Rate it:

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all dressedused in reference to (ordering) or eating a pizza with "everything", meaning all toppings (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) on itRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.Rate it:

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apropos of nothingWithout reference to anything.Rate it:

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araignée du matin, chagrin, araignée du midi, souci, araignée du soir, espoirSi la fileuse se met au travail dès le matin, cela signifie qu'elle doit le faire sans défaillance pour subvenir à ses besoins de tous les jours ; si elle s'y met en milieu de journée, la nécessité est moindre et le soir, c'est que la situation est meilleure et qu'elle peut travailler pour son trousseau ou pour son plaisir. L'expression se décline également en disant pour la deuxième partie « araignée du tantôt, cadeau » Référence nécessaire.Rate it:

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as forwith reference toRate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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bad eggdisreputable characterRate it:

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

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birds of a feather flock togetherPeople of similar character, background, or taste tend to congregate or associate with one another.Rate it:

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black upTo make something more racially black in character; blackenizeRate it:

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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people .Rate it:

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burn to a crispTo burn very badly (usually in reference to food).Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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cheat sheetAny summary or quick reference used as a shortcut or reminder, a crib sheet.Rate it:

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clean upTo become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.Rate it:

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culture heroA mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.Rate it:

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cut like a knifeTo be very sharp (of a character, or remark)Rate it:

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dangly bitsMale genitalia, usually of a baby, child, or of a smaller than usual size; ironic reference to male genitalia.Rate it:

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DNAThat part of a person's character that has a genetic origin.Rate it:

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doesn't have two nickels to rub togetherReference an individual whom from all evidence and appearances is badly bent and broken relative to personal finances.Rate it:

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Feet of ClayA hidden flaw in one’s characterRate it:

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festive boardEuropean reference to softwood-trenchers; {Early tableware was a wide softwood plank carved with shallow indentations for various food servings: When filled with appetizing, sumptuous portions it was referred, Festive BoardRate it:

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full of crapin reference to someone who speaks or writes nonsense or untruthsRate it:

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get right to the pointReference a lack of focus, an offer of myriad solutions without indicating one with most viability. A lack of preciseness, lack of indicating best choice. An evasive response in a tenable situation.Rate it:

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go madUsed to indicate that the second verb represents an action that is out of character.Rate it:

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hand over fistQuickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money.Rate it:

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have someone's numberTo understand a person's character, capabilities, or situation.Rate it:

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