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lunatics have taken over the asylumSaid of a situation in which those in charge are incapable of handling their responsibilities, and should rather be put under scrutiny themselves.Rate it:

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have one's name takenTo receive a yellow cardRate it:

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inmates running the asylumAlternative form of lunatics have taken over the asylumRate it:

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be taken illDue to sudden illness.Rate it:

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be taken illTo become ill.Rate it:

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get taken inTo be fooled; to fall for.Rate it:

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get taken inTo be unofficially fostered.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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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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over and overRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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over and over againRepeatedly; again and again; many times.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 good timeTo enjoy oneself.Rate it:

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have a snootfulTo be drunk.Rate it:

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have a word withTo talk or speak with.Rate it:

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

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.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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life is like a s*** sandwich the more bread you have the less s*** you eatThe main point is bread is slang for money so money makes your sandwich a little less repulsive and your life a little less well whateverRate it:

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

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you have the advantage of meYou know my name, but I do not know yours; what is it, please?; you know me but I do not know youRate it:

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

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have at itattempt, to go ahead, or to attack physically.Rate it:

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have had one's chipsTo be dead or finished.Rate it:

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I couldn't have said it better myselfUsed to wholeheartedly agree with somebody else's remarkRate 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 someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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have the time of one's lifeTo enjoy oneself more than ever before.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 a word with oneselfTo think about one's attitudes or behaviour with a view to reform.Rate it:

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

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have in towIn one's charge or close guidance; along with one.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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have one's mind about oneTo be composed or lucid.Rate it:

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have truck withTo have dealings with.Rate it:

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what does that have to do with the price of tea in ChinaA comment used to indicate that a previous comment is irrelevant or unimportant.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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