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dirt-poorIn a condition of extreme poverty.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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take a dirt napTo die.Rate it:

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dig up dirtTo examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.Rate it:

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dirt cheapInexpensiveRate it:

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dirt fileA compilation of negative gossip or facts about someone.Rate it:

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dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.Rate it:

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dish the dirtTo tell salacious gossip.Rate it:

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leave you into the dirtSomeone pushes you away, and forgets you.Rate it:

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treat like dirtto treat someone badly, especially with disrespect or contemptRate it:

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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.Rate it:

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pay forTo exchange for, especially money for goods or services.Rate it:

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pay outTo distribute money; to disburse.Rate it:

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pay the freightTo bear the cost.Rate it:

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pay upTo pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase.Rate it:

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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:

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pay forTo be punished or held accountable for.Rate it:

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pay offyield good results; succeed.Rate it:

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pay outTo repay, take revenge.Rate it:

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hell to payVery unpleasant consequences; a great deal of trouble.Rate it:

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pay for itTo suffer the consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's capability.Rate it:

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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's level of authority.Rate it:

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no cure no payPas de résultats, pas de paiement. Paiement après succès.Rate it:

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pay a visitTo visit.Rate it:

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pay attentionTo be attentive; to focus one's attention.Rate it:

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pay backto pay an amount of money owed to another, to repayRate it:

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pay backto exact revengeRate it:

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pay dividendsto bring about something good as a result of past effort or actions.Rate it:

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pay offTo bribe, especially to deter oversight.Rate it:

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pay offTo become worthwhile after a lapse.Rate it:

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pay one's debt to societyTo serve time in prison or a similar correctional facility.Rate it:

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pay one's duesTo acquire status or to earn the right to enjoy certain benefits, especially through lengthy experience, hardship, or service to an organization.Rate it:

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pay one's duesTo outlay money which is owed as a membership fee or price of admission.Rate it:

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pay outTo slacken a rope by lengthening it; to allow a rope to run out.Rate it:

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pay packetA sealed envelope containing a person's wages.Rate it:

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pay packetthe amount a person earns from employment.Rate it:

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pay the billsTo provide enough income to sustain one's lifestyle.Rate it:

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pay the fiddlerTo contribute in order to participate.Rate it:

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pay the fiddlerTo face the consequences of one’s actions..Rate it:

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pay the freightTo pay for the cost of transport.Rate it:

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pay the piperTo pay a monetary debt or experience unfavorable consequences, especially when the payment or consequences are inevitable in spite of attempts to avoid them.Rate it:

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pay the rentTo provide enough income to afford a place to liveRate it:

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Pay Through the NoseTo pay high price for somethingRate it:

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pay through the noseTo pay a high price, especially an exorbitant or excessive amount, either in money or in some other manner.Rate it:

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pay towardsTo subsidize; to contribute to paying part of the cost of; to contribute to.Rate it:

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rob peter to pay paulTo solve a problem in a way that makes another problem worse.Rate it:

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call onTo visit somebody; to pay a call.Rate it:

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Clean As a WhistlePerfectly neat and not having any traces of dirtRate it:

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In One Ear and Out the OtherNot to pay any serious attention to something, ignore something without turning any ear to itRate it:

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