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best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:

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loose lipThe practice or characteristic of being overly talkative, especially with respect to inadvertently revealing information which is private or confidential.Rate it:

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run throughTo pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organisation, or system.Rate it:

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ear to the groundThe practice or characteristic of carefully gathering information; a state or mindset of attentiveness.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X Y is XUsed to point out an obvious characteristic.Rate it:

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bar sinisterThe state or characteristic of having been born out of wedlock; illegitimacy; bastardy.Rate it:

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bar sinisterA state or characteristic which is dishonorable or shameful; a stigma.Rate it:

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bragging rightsThe prerogative to praise oneself for an accomplishment or for possession of a superior characteristic.Rate it:

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brevity is the soul of witConciseness of expression is an essential characteristic of astute, perceptive, or witty remarks.Rate it:

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calling cardAn attribute, object, or behavior which is distinctly characteristic of someone or something.Rate it:

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China syndromeA behavior, policy, or situation characteristic of or involving China; an actual or potential catastrophe, especially one involving China.Rate it:

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common groundA characteristic or interest shared by multiple people or systems.Rate it:

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die the way one livedTo die because of or after doing something characteristic of the interlocutor.Rate it:

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ear to the groundPursuing the practice or having the characteristic of carefully gathering information; well-informed.Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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forked tongueThe characteristic of deceptiveness; duplicity; untruthfulness.Rate it:

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go deepTo be a remarkable characteristic of a person or thing.Rate it:

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hit offTo describe with quick characteristic strokes.Rate it:

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hot buttonA central issue, concern or characteristic, especially one that motivates people to make a choice.Rate it:

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it's not even funnyUsed to indicate that a person, thing, or situation possesses a described characteristic to an extreme or unusual degree.Rate it:

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kid stuffSomething done by, used by, or characteristic of immature people, especially children.Rate it:

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mouth of a sailorThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.Rate it:

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old schoolCharacteristic of a style, outlook, or method employed in a former era, remembered either as inferior to the current style, or alternately, remembered nostalgically as superior or preferable to the new style, the older denoting something that would be considered out of date or out of fashion to some, but as such, is considered by others as cool and hip.Rate it:

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one-trick ponyA person or group noteworthy for only a single achievement, skill, or characteristic.Rate it:

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potty mouthThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.Rate it:

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roving eyeThe personal characteristic of taking amorous interest in people other than one's own spouse or regular romantic partner.Rate it:

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run in the familyTo be a characteristic feature that is observed in several generations of a family.Rate it:

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selling pointThe property or characteristic of a good that most attracts purchasers.Rate it:

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serpentineOf, pertaining to, or characteristic of snakes.Rate it:

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sharp tongueThe practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner.Rate it:

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three-dimensionalityThe state or characteristic of occupying, or of appearing to occupy, three dimensions of space.Rate it:

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white trasheryThe state or characteristic of being, resembling, or behaving in the manner of white trash.Rate it:

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