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with the mannerin the very act; red-handed.Rate it:

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a sideways approachThis agenda is to avoid a head to head confrontation, rather slide in with a 'sideways' move which may provide a smoother, elusive manner in approaching the challenge.Rate it:

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as ifAs though; in a manner suggesting.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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fly the freak flagTo behave in a unconventional or unrestrained manner; to exhibit the uninhibited side of one's personality.Rate it:

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funny moneyMoney gained in a devious or sneaky manner.Rate it:

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meek as a lambto be exceptionally patient, humble, and mild in mannerRate it:

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mop the floor with somebodyTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate it:

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mop the floor with someoneTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate it:

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put one's house in orderTo clean and arrange in an orderly manner the furnishings and other contents of one's house.Rate it:

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spit nailsTo speak or sputter in a very angry manner.Rate it:

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stand tallTo behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity.Rate it:

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take out of contextTo interpret something in a manner in which it was not intended to be understood, often deliberately.Rate it:

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Talk Through Your HatTalking in a non-sense manner; talking about something without knowing about itRate it:

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tickle someone's fancyTo amuse, entertain, or appeal to someone; to stimulate someone's imagination in a favorable manner.Rate it:

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drift offTo fall asleep in a gradual manner.Rate it:

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duly notedIn a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it ought to be; properly.Rate it:

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potter aboutTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.Rate it:

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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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mill aroundTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.Rate it:

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paint the town redTo party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.Rate it:

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pan outBy swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.Rate it:

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pop inTo visit in an impromptu manner.Rate it:

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potter aroundTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.Rate it:

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by-the-numbersDone in a predictable manner; formulaic.Rate it:

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chew the sceneryTo display excessive emotion or to act in an exaggerated manner while performing; to be melodramatic; to be flamboyant.Rate it:

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no holds barredWithout reserve; in an especially ruthless or vicious manner.Rate it:

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sound offTo hold forth about something in an opinionated manner.Rate it:

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bang outTo do something quickly, in a slipshod, or unprofessional manner.Rate it:

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cap over the windmillIn a crazed manner.Rate it:

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get off one's high horseTo stop acting in an imperious, overbearing or bossy manner.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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ride roughshod overTo act in a bullying or inconsiderate manner; to display disregard towards someone or something.Rate it:

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slowly but surelyIn a slow, yet careful mannerRate it:

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take offTo imitate, often in a satirical manner.Rate it:

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throw downTo accomplish or produce something in a grand, respectable, or successful manner; to "represent".Rate it:

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with flying colorsExtremely well; in an exceptional, noteworthy, or extraordinary manner.Rate it:

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look upTo look in an upwards manner.Rate it:

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the die is castThe future is determined; there are no more options; events will proceed in an irreversible manner.Rate it:

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cut a rugTo dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.Rate it:

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old saltA seasoned sailor, especially one who is hardy and forthright in manner.Rate it:

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pick upTo point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions),in a critical manner.Rate it:

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a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:Rate it:

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drama queenWho behaves and speaks in an overly dramatic manner so as to garner attention.Rate it:

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dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }Rate it:

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give someone the businessTo treat someone harshly or in a wrongful manner, such as by abusing, deceiving, or manipulating.Rate it:

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lap dogA person who behaves in a servile manner, such as a sycophantic employee or a fawning lover.Rate it:

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like gangbustersVigorously, rapidly, zealously, or forcibly; in a manner which has considerable impact.Rate it:

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