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hem and hawTo discuss, deliberate, or contemplate rather than taking action.Rate it:

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hum and hawProcrastinate and take a long time before doing something or taking a decision.Rate it:

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hem inenclose, confineRate it:

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touch the hem of someone's garmentTo give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone; to draw strength or comfort from someone who is superior.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X and Y and Z, oh my!Expresses awe at three things.Rate it:

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a boon and a baneSomething that is both a benefit and an affliction.Rate it:

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above and beyond the call of dutyExtremely heroic, more heroic that what is expected.Rate it:

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airs and gracesTo act in a pretentious or pompous manner; to put on airs and graces, derogatory term for one acting above their social status.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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and then someUsed to confirm preceding utterance, while implying that what was said or asked is an understatement.Rate it:

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Banbury story of a cock and a bullA roundabout, nonsensical story.Rate it:

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bind and grindMonotony and tediousness of everyday routine. Be it work or home related.Rate it:

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bits and bobsA random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things.Rate it:

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black and whiteA police patrol car.Rate it:

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black and whiteA type of giant cookie with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.Rate it:

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bright and earlyearly in the morningRate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.Rate it:

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by leaps and boundsRapidly. Said of making progress.Rate it:

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by/in leaps and boundsvery quickly, in large amountsRate it:

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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

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chalk and cheeseSaid of things that are superficially alike but very different in substance.Rate it:

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check and balanceProvide mutual oversight and limitation by independent organizations in order to prevent abuses of power.Rate it:

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come and goTo repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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day and nightAll the time; round the clock; unceasingly.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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

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embrace, extend and extinguishA strategy of marketing that involves extending widely used standards of product categories with proprietary capabilities, and then using the differences to disadvantage its competitors.Rate it:

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everybody and his cousinEverybody; a huge crowd; too many people.Rate it:

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Eye For an Eye and a Tooth for a ToothTo take retribution or give penalty similar to the original offense or faultRate it:

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few and far betweenRare and scarce.Rate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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forever and a daywithout ever ending; eternally.Rate it:

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forgive and forgetAbsolve completely for a past wrongdoing; pardon with neither resentment nor a view to retribution.Rate it:

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full of piss and vinegarExuberant or enthusiastic, especially to an excessive degree; brazen.Rate it:

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hadaway and shitego awayRate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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here and thereFrom time to time.Rate it:

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home and dryHaving safely reached one's target.Rate it:

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hot and botheredaroused, especially sexuallyRate it:

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i'm going to build my own x with blackjack and hookers! in fact, forget the xIndicates that the speaker is not interested in joining others in a certain group or activity, and instead the speaker is going to form their own.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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in and outsexual intercourse, especially a brief one.Rate it:

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In One Ear and Out the OtherNot to pay any serious attention to something, ignore something without turning any ear to itRate it:

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Keep Body and Soul TogetherTo have just reason to be alive, just surviving but not living in real senseRate it:

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