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a drowning man will clutch at a strawWhen hope is slipping, desperation grasps at the slightest chanceRate it:

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man is man to manThe human is a human for itselfRate it:

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last strawA small addition to a burden which causes it to exceed the capacity.Rate it:

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make bricks without strawTo accomplish a task without the proper materials or under unreasonable conditions; to do the impossible.Rate it:

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Straw that Broke Camel's BackOne last mistake leading to previous calamity or trouble, not able to bear more than one’s capacity,Rate it:

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straw that stirs the drinkThe person who stimulates or inspires a group; the major factor affecting a trend or set of developments.Rate it:

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buy straw hats in winterOf stocks, to buy when both demand and price is low, sell when demand and price is high.Rate it:

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bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:

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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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straw boatertype of hatRate it:

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straw pollA survey of opinion which is unofficial, casual, or ad hoc.Rate it:

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the straw that broke the camel's backMy patience has finally run out.Rate it:

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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasureWhat is worth nothing to one person may be exactly what another wantsRate 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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man is a wolf to manHumans prey upon one another.Rate it:

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one man's meat is another man's poisonPeople have differing tastes; what pleases one person may displease another.Rate it:

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one man's gain is another man's loss.Often a benefit to one person comes at a cost to another.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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clothes don't make the manAn aphorism meaning that you cannot judge a person solely by his appearance. Usually pertains to men.Rate it:

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con manswindlerRate it:

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every man for himself!Everyone has to fight for his or her own survival. This extraordinary admonition, generally applies during an extreme emergency, commercial or military wherein rescue assistance or other lifesaving help is unlikely.Rate it:

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every man to his tradeKeep to your own job and don't meddle in other people's. We should all stick to what we are good at.Rate it:

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funny manUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see funny,‎ man.Rate it:

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man among menA superior or remarkable man who stands out from other men; a leader or exemplar for other men.Rate it:

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man i ain't studdin them, let's goNot interested, worried about or care about.Rate it:

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man of the hourA man who has recently caught the attention of, or is being admired or honoured by, a large number of people.Rate it:

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Man On The Roof!Depression Daze "Warning" in a Social Gathering or 'Knot of Male Conversationalists' of proximity of A Lady Within Earshot, So "Watch Your Filthy Language!"Rate it:

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man to boyfrom childhoodRate it:

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man-of-warA jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae, a Portuguese man-of-war or Pacific man-of-war.Rate it:

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opportunity knocks at every man's doorEverybody gets opportunities.Rate it:

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the manThe oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control..Rate it:

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the manThe man gets you down.Rate it:

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a good man is hard to findMen who make good husbands or workers are rare.Rate it:

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a man is known by the company he keepsPeople are similar in character to their friends.Rate it:

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be a manTo put up with something or take responsibility for it; to deal with something, such as pain or misfortune, without complaining.Rate it:

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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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the way to a man's heart is through his stomachCooking for a man is a good way to win his affections.Rate it:

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yes manA person who always agrees with his employer or superior.Rate it:

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black manA (male) member of an ethnic group having dark pigmentation of the skin, typically of sub-Saharan African descent.Rate it:

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ladies' manAlternative spelling of lady's man.Rate it:

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man of partsA man that is talented in multiple areas of life. This includes but is not limited to the area of seduction. He puts very little emphasis on memorized scripts or "peacocking" and instead relies on individualized ways to charm a woman.Rate it:

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man of the peopleOne who shows understanding of and sympathy for the concerns of ordinary people, and who has a rapport with and acceptance by ordinary people.Rate it:

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the wealthiest man has the biggest hump.More money more problems.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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every man for himselfAn expression of indifference, that everyone should forget about comradeship and save themselves.Rate it:

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every man jackAll the members of a group with no exceptions.Rate it:

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lady's manA womanizer.Rate it:

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