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deep waterA difficult or embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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deep waterWaters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.Rate it:

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still water runs deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellectRate it:

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Still Water Runs DeepSomeone who apparently looks silent might be very knowledgeable or intelligent person, silence has powerRate it:

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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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dig deepTry especially hard.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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deep endThe part of a swimming pool with relatively deep water.Rate it:

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaTo be in a very dangerous situation and not knowing what to do, Or to be involved in some precarious situation that has bad results or outcomeRate it:

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bone-deepExtremely deep or profound (emotionally)Rate it:

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bone-deepExtremely deep or profoundRate it:

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deep downFundamentally; in essence; in reality; really.Rate it:

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deep endA situation where expertise or experience is required.Rate it:

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deep golden spellTo laugh, to a gag.Rate it:

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deep pocketsAn ample supply of money, especially money which one is willing to spend; the possessor of such money.Rate it:

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deep sixTo discard, cancel, halt; to completely put an end to something.Rate it:

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deep sleepUsed other than as an idiom: see deep, sleep.Rate it:

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deep sleepArtificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of long distance space travel.Rate it:

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deep thinkerA person whose thoughts are profound; an intellectual.Rate it:

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deep-sixTo get rid of something unwanted.Rate it:

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deep-sixTo throw something overboard from a ship.Rate it:

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

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in at the deep endRate it:

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in too deepIn a situation where one can't cope.Rate it:

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Jump off the Deep EndTo become deeply involved in something without thinking about its end result, to have deep emotional involvementRate it:

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knee-deep in the Big MuddyStuck in a predicament; mired in a difficult situation, especially one resulting from poor judgment or bad leadership.Rate it:

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off the deep endCrazy, erratic, or irrational.Rate it:

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run deepgo deepRate it:

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skin deepsuperficialRate it:

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throw in at the deep endTo introduce a person to a new situation without adequately preparing him or her.Rate it:

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fish out of waterA person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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Make Your Mouth WaterTo be intimidated by something in such a way that you feel inclined towards it and desperately desire of eating or drinking by feeling pleasureRate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.Rate it:

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water to one's millWhatever energizes or stimulates one.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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Blood is Thicker than WaterThere is no other replacement for blood relations. What a person from your family or relatives can do for you, will not be done by strangers in a good senseRate it:

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come hell or high waterRegardless of the hardships.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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Water over the DamEvents that are unchangeable, past eventsRate it:

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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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blood in the waterAlternative spelling of Blood in the Water.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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