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mighty oaks from little acorns growSomething great can come from a modest beginning.Don't give up on the project - mighty oaks from little acorns grow!Rate it:

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great oaks from little acorns growAlternative form of mighty oaks from little acorns grow.Rate it:

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a little from column A, a little from column BA combination of two factors or reasons.Rate it:

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high and mightyOverbearingly arrogant; ostentatiously self-important or self-aggrandizing.Rate it:

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high and mightyA social or economic group wielding undue power, influence or economic clout.Rate it:

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how the mighty have fallenUsed to imply the decline of a once-great person or entity.Rate it:

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absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.Rate it:

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grow onTo become more likeable to someone.Rate it:

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grow out ofTo become too physically large for something, especially clothes.Rate it:

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grow upTo mature and become an adult.Rate it:

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grow upTo flourish.Rate it:

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grow a pairTo be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation in which one has so far failed to do so.Rate it:

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conch don't grow on treesmeat that comes out of sea shellsRate it:

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grow a setSynonym of grow a pairRate it:

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grow apartTo gradually become estranged.Rate it:

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grow coldTo wane; to lose interest or enthusiasm for something or someone; to become disenchanted or to fall out of love with someone.Rate it:

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grow intoTo grow in size, so as to be able to fit something.Rate it:

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grow intoTo become accustomed to something by maturing.Rate it:

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grow outTo allow to grow unimpeded.Rate it:

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grow out ofTo become too mature for something.Rate it:

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hear the grass growTo be very aware or discerning; to pay attention to every small detail.Rate it:

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hear the grass growTo have an extremely sensitive sense of hearing.Rate it:

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hear the grass growTo hear very well due to being in an exceptionally quiet environment.Rate it:

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let the grass grow under one's feetTo be idle; to fail to make progress.Rate it:

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money doesn't grow on treesYou must work in order to have money.Rate it:

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to not let any grass grow under one's feetto be always active and never delay in taking an actionRate it:

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a little knowledge is a dangerous thingThe proverb 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' expresses the idea that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they really are, which can lead to mistakes being made.Rate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate 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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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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cry like a little girlTo bawl unabashedly and pitifully.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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busy little beaverSomeone who has completed or accomplished many tasks or works.Rate it:

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every little helpsEven the smallest things are helpful when towards a goal.Rate it:

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I spy with my little eyeThe phrase used in the guessing game I spy.Rate it:

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little emperorIn contemporary China, a child with no siblings who is regarded as overly protected and spoiled. (Seen as belonging to a generation which is a product of China's "one-child" policy.)Rate it:

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little headThe glans of the penis.Rate it:

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little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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little pitcherA child.Rate it:

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Little Pitchers Have Big EarsSometimes little children who listen to old people’s conversation hear and perceive things a lot than people expect them toRate it:

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little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.Rate it:

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little womanUsed other than as an idiom: see little, woman.Rate it:

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little womanwifeRate it:

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poor little rich girlA wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment (often used as an expression of mock sympathy).Rate it:

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poor little rich girlAn unhappy young woman from a wealthy background.Rate it:

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slip into something a little more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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think with one's little headTo make decisions or act based on one's sexual impulses rather than based on clear reasoning.Rate it:

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to little availWith little success or benefit.Rate it:

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