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deafening silenceA silence, or a lack of any response, that signifies disapproval or lack of any enthusiasm.Rate it:

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don't look at meA response indicating that one is not willing or able to perform a task.Rate it:

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duck outTo move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.Rate it:

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I'm fine, thank youThe expected, polite response to how are you?Rate it:

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nag a ramA response to a reference to anagrams.Rate it:

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quick on the drawCharacterized by rapid response, as to a verbal remark or to a new situation; quick to act.Rate it:

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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.Rate it:

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who died and made you bossSarcastic response to somebody assuming a position of authority that they have not earned.Rate it:

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you don't sayreally?; no kidding!; is that so? sometimes used sarcastically in response to the obviousRate it:

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you'll shit and fall in itUsed as a response to someone's plan of action. basically assuring them you won't let them and it could result in a physical altercation.Rate it:

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your objection is simply 'a smoke screen':Your response does not in any manner address the subject of the discussion, rather presents language designed to 'cover-up', disguise, deny existence of the problem, insert dissimilar subject matter to defer focus on the actual subject at hand!Rate it:

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does the Pope shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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hackles risingAn emotional or mental reaction to an irritable situation or person which causes a physical response to ones patience and/or the hair on the back of the one's neck.Rate it:

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lock outAn event in which an employer bars employees from working as a tactic in negotiating terms of employment, particularly in response to a strike or threat to strike.Rate it:

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strike outTo strongly criticize or make a verbal attack, particularly as a response to previous criticism or provocation.Rate it:

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The Hell You Say?Depression Daze Ejaculation Offered In Response to Another's Astonishing, Earth Shaking, Unbelievable, Astounding 'Remark':Rate it:

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touch a nerveTo make a remark or perform a deed which produces a strong response, especially an emotional response such as anxiety or annoyance, because it calls to mind something which has been a source of concern or embarrassment.Rate it:

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an explosion of flavor!The reaction of the taste buds and the associated explosion of pleasant, sweet, toothsome, rewarding, overwhelming pleasurable response to food, drink or sweetmeats, desserts etc.Rate it:

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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:

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

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does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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white coat hypertensionElevated blood pressure measured by a medical practitioner and deemed to result from the patient's emotional response to the medical environment.Rate it:

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you thinkA sarcastic, rhetorical response to an obvious statement.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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I can waitA response to can't wait that negates the phrase.Rate it:

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shots firedUsed as an indication of or response to an insult, often to the point of starting a fight or argument.Rate it:

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a Roland for an OliverEqual measure; measure for measure; adequate response.Rate it:

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bloody oathMost certainly; you bet; used to intensify an affirmative response.Rate it:

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computer says noA popular phrase for an attitude in customer service in which the default response is to check with information stored or generated electronically and then make decisions based on that, apparently without using common sense, and showing a level of unhelpfulness whereby more could be done to reach a mutually satisfactory outcome, but is not.Rate it:

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cop-outAvoidance or inadequate performance of a task or duty; the action of copping out.Rate it:

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crepi il lupoResponse to the phrase in bocca al lupo!.Rate it:

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don't feed the trollSaid to urge another not to respond to disruptive attention-seeking behavior, particularly in online contexts, by pointing out any such response is likely to be counterproductive.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo indicate the threshold or level above which something will become unacceptable or will provoke a response; to create a boundary and imply or declare that its crossing will provoke a (negative) response.Rate it:

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dumb as a postAn Unkind Expression Relative To The Immediate Response/No-Response Of An Individual to The 'Needs' Of the Instant Moment.Rate it:

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Eat Sumthin Closer!A Common Response to the Request; "Please Pass Duh Gravy"Rate it:

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excuse youIndignant response to a person who has behaved rudely and failed to apologise.Rate it:

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Famous Last WordsAn ironic response to an absurd statement one makes when he or she is not sure of its resultRate it:

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for pete's sake!The verbal expression to an untoward remark, gesture, action, grimace, gesture, glance: Response to a surprise, a stance, pose, offering, withdrawal, thrust, one's apparel, rejection,Rate it:

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gern geschehenYou're welcome: a response to an expression of thanks.Rate 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 overTo create a response or impression.Rate it:

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hit the bottleTo continually drink alcohol to excess, particularly in response to a setback.Rate it:

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hold your head highStand erect, shoulders back, head high for actions taken over, up and beyond the ordinary response to the challenge.Rate it:

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how are youAn informal greeting, not requiring a literal response. Typical responses include.Rate it:

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how long is a piece of stringUsed as a response to a question such as "How long will it take?" or "How big is it?" when the length or size is unknown, infinite, or variable.Rate it:

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I don't knowA phrase used in response to a question or command in which the target person does not know the answer to or how to respond.Rate it:

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I knowA response used to indicate that speaker was in agreement with the preceding statement before it was made.Rate it:

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I'm fineConventional response to "how are you?", indicating that one is well.Rate it:

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kindle-fireSomething, such as a person or event, that initiates events or incites a response.Rate it:

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