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might is rightAlternative form of might makes right.Rate it:

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so crazy it might just workAlternative form of so crazy it just might workRate it:

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might as wellUsed to reluctantly express that there is no better alternative to do than do a certain actionRate it:

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might makes rightThe stronger and more powerful rule others, control the situation or determine right and wrong.Rate it:

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monkeys might fly out of my buttusually used as a response (often with hint of sarcasm) to a situation that you think there is no chance of ever occurringRate it:

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pigs might flyusually used as a response (often with hint of sarcasm) to a situation that you think there is no chance of ever occurringRate it:

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so crazy it just might workPossibly feasible though unconventional; plausible and previously unconsidered as a course of action.Rate it:

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try as one mightAlternative form of try as one mayRate it:

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heave to and splice the main brace'Heave to and splice the main brace!' An old salt's invitation to shipmates in a shore side pub to drink-up and be merry!Rate it:

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heave to and splice the main braceMarlinspike Era sailors expression: relative to his upcoming Liberty Ashore and His Activity; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He Proclaimed.Rate it:

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à qui se lève matin dieu prête la mainIt is the early bird that catches the worm.Rate it:

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à la mainby hand, manuallyRate it:

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à la mainin one's handRate it:

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à sa portée (or, à portée de sa main)Within his reach.Rate it:

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avoir la main heureuseTo be lucky at cards (or, at other things).Rate it:

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avoir la main rompue à quelque choseTo be well versed at something.Rate it:

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avoir la main verteto have a green thumb, to have green fingers, to be green-fingered.Rate it:

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avoir le cœur sur la mainto be open-handed, to be generousRate it:

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avoir le cœur sur la mainTo be open-hearted, frank.Rate it:

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avoir toujours la bourse à la mainTo have always one’s hand in one’s pocket.Rate it:

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avoir un poil dans la mainTo be very lazy (so that hair grows on the palm of the hand).Rate it:

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bon cavalier monte à toute mainIl faut prendre des risques pour réussir.Rate it:

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changer de mainto change handsRate it:

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c’est un homme que j’ai dans la mainHe is a man I hold in the hollow of my hand, i.e. I can make him do what I like.Rate it:

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donner un coup de mainTo give a helping hand.Rate it:

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donnez-moi la mainFormule de remerciement chaleureux à un homme.Rate it:

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donnez-moi un coup de mainGive me a helping hand.Rate it:

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donnez-moi une poignée de mainShake hands with me.Rate it:

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drain the main veinTo urinate.Rate it:

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fais du bien à un vilain, il te chie dans la mainSignifie qu'il ne faut rien attendre en retour ou que du mauvais lorsqu'on est bienveillant avec une personne sans scrupule ou manquant de reconnaissance.Rate it:

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il a fait cela haut la mainHe did it with the greatest ease.Rate it:

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il a une chambre grande comme la mainHe has a room not big enough to swing a cat in.Rate it:

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il disparut en un tour de mainHe disappeared in an instant, in a twinkling.Rate it:

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il fit cela en un tour de mainHe did that in a moment.Rate it:

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il m’a mis le marché à la mainHe told me I could take it or leave it; He made me decide one way or the other.Rate it:

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il vaut mieux tendre la main que le couIt is better to beg than to steal.Rate it:

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il y a mis la dernière mainHe put the finishing touch to it.Rate it:

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ils sont comme les deux doigts de la mainThey are hand and glove together, inseparable.Rate it:

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je le connais de longue mainI have known him for a long time.Rate it:

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je me perds la mainI am getting rusty.Rate it:

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je tirais au pistolet pour me faire la mainI practised pistol-shooting to get my hand in.Rate it:

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jeu de main, jeu de vilainLes chamailleries se terminent souvent par des coups.Rate it:

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j’en lèverais la mainI would swear to it; I would take my oath to it.Rate it:

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j’en mettrais la main au feuI would swear to it; I would stake my life on it; I would take my dying oath about it.Rate it:

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la main qui donne est au-dessus de celle qui reçoitCelui qui donne a le pouvoir sur celui qui reçoit.Rate it:

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les vainqueurs firent main basse sur les biens des habitantsThe victors pillaged the town.Rate it:

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les voleurs firent main basse sur tous mes effetsThe thieves laid hands on all my things.Rate it:

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main dragUsed other than as an idiom: see main, drag.Rate it:

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main dragThe main street of a town or suburb, or the principal highway passing through a rural area.Rate it:

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main froide cœur chaudExpression que l’on emploie pour décrire une personne qui paraît distante au premier abord, mais qui s’avère à la longue avoir beaucoup de cœur.Rate it:

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