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have your wrist slappedThis expression indicates a minor objection, reprimand, correction, censoring, indicting for a misdemeanor.Rate it:

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bitch slappedThe act of slapping someone's face with the back of one's handRate it:

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slap on the wristA mild or too-mild punishment; a reprimand.Rate it:

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could have, would have, should haveExpressing regret at something that cannot now be changed.Rate it:

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Have Your Heart in Your MouthTo have a feeling of extreme fear, be too afraid of somethingRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for ZUsed to suggest by analogy that Y has frequent interaction with Z or spends substantial time thinking about Z. Often used with other language, country or region stereotypes.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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have a soft spot in your heartAn emotional outlook and an accepting attitude toward others in difficult or trying situations.Rate it:

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have it your wayDo something the way you want to, but be prepared for the consequences.Rate it:

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have the time of your lifeThe experience, situation, developments, surprises, unexpected legacy, unusual positive actions from your friends, relatives, employers.Rate it:

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Have Your Cake and Eat It TooTo have something both ways, to have something in possession and be able to exploit or use itRate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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Cut Off Your Nose to Spite Your FaceTo make a difficult situation more complicated due to an angry actionRate it:

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Dot Your I's and Cross Your T'sTo do something very carefullyRate it:

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keep your friends close, and your enemies closerOne should be on their toes and alert of their surroundings if malicious people are around, to ensure such people can't wreak havoc in one's life.Rate it:

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not your circus, not your monkeysIt's none of your business; an exhortation to stay out of a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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Put Your Foot in Your MouthTo become trouble maker by uttering wrong words at wrong time, to put yourself into problem with your blundersRate it:

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth isTo have belief in giving your money for, to invest in something you have favor and supportRate it:

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put your money where your mouth isPractice what you preach.Rate it:

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put your money where your mouth isTalk is cheap. If the proponent of the venture is so confident, remind him: Better put your money where your mouth is!Rate it:

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the enemy of your enemy is your friendTwo parties who have an enemy in common should join forces against it.Rate it:

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Wear Your Heart on Your SleeveReveal your emotions that are subject to comments, make your feelings obvious rather than hiding themRate it:

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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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have a snootfulTo be drunk.Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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must have killed a ChinamanA jocular explanation for bad luck.Rate it:

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have ants in one's pantsTo be sexually excited.Rate it:

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have had one's chipsTo be dead or finished.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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have a green thumbA person with a green thumb, a natural skill for gardening.Rate it:

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have legsTo have endurance; to have prospects to exist or go on for a long time.Rate it:

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have other fish to fryC. 1710, Jonathan Swift, The Journal to Stella, ch. 2, Letter 15.Rate it:

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have second thoughtsTo change one's opinion, or be uneasy about a previous decision.Rate it:

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have a mind like a sieveTo have a poor memory; to have difficulty remembering things.Rate it:

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have bats in one's belfryTo be crazy or eccentric.Rate it:

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have a blastTo thoroughly enjoy; to be excited or have lots of fun.Rate it:

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have a stabTo make an attempt, a try.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/have X, will travelIndicates that the speaker is ready for everything, provided they have X.Rate it:

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as luck may have itby chance, luckilyRate it:

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as luck would have itAs it happened; how it turned out; by good fortune; fortunately or luckily.Rate it:

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could have fooled meAlternative form of you could have fooled meRate it:

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ding, ding, ding, we have a winnerSaid when somebody answers a question correctly.Rate it:

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do you have a boyfriendUsed to ask whether the interlocutor has a boyfriend.Rate it:

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do you have a girlfriendUsed to ask whether the interlocutor has a girlfriend.Rate it:

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do you have a menu in EnglishA question used to ask for a restaurant menu in the English languageRate it:

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do you have any brothers or sistersUsed to ask whether someone has any siblings.Rate it:

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do you have any petsUsed to ask whether the interlocutor is an owner of pets.Rate it:

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do you have childrenUsed to ask whether somebody is a parent of children.Rate it:

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