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there's no fool like an old foolAge does not bring wisdom.Rate it:

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play the foolTo behave in a foolish or comical manner.Rate it:

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don't be a fool, wrap your toolThere are consequences to not wearing a condom on your penisRate it:

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fool aroundTo engage in frivolous behaviour; to monkey around.Rate it:

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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.Rate it:

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fool's paradiseA state of happiness due to illusion or false hope.Rate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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flannelled foolA cricketer (from his white flannel trousers).Rate it:

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fool aboutto fool aroundRate it:

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fool aroundTo waste time.Rate it:

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fool aroundTo engage in casual or flirtatious sexual acts.Rate it:

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fool aroundTo engage in adultery; to play around.Rate it:

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fool awayto waste, squanderRate it:

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fool upTo act foolishly.Rate it:

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fool withto be involved in a dangerous activityRate it:

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fool's bargainA bad bargain; one that leaves the person accepting it worse off.Rate it:

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fool's errandA foolish undertaking, especially one that is purposeless, fruitless, nonsensical, or certain to fail.Rate it:

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fool's errandSuch an undertaking, assigned as a prank.Rate it:

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hesiod says: even a fool after suffering gets him knowledge; the italians: can scotato da l’acqua calda ha paura poi della freddaA dog burnt by hot water afterwards fears cold.]Rate it:

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make a fool of oneselfTo appear foolish to others.Rate it:

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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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play upTo make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight.Rate it:

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Play Cat and MouseTo make someone fool by playing tricks, to annoy or tease someoneRate it:

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play upTo misbehave.Rate it:

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play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.Rate it:

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play alongTo take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke.Rate it:

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play aroundTo engage in sexual practices outside of marriage.Rate it:

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play by earTo play guided by one's memory of the sound, rather than from a written score.Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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play the race cardMark Fuhrman, Murder in Brentwood p.153.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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child's playSomething particularly simple or easy.Rate it:

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close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:

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close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

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fair playGood behavior, following the rulesRate it:

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go play in the trafficTo go elsewhere and feel free to engage in risky behavior; get lost.Rate it:

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God does not play dice with the universeThe course of all events is predetermined.Rate it:

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grandstand playA successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.Rate it:

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hold-up playA play where an attacker retains possession of the ball, while the teammates can move up the field.Rate it:

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if there's grass on the pitch, play ballOnce someone has grown pubic hair or started puberty, they are sexually accessible.Rate it:

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party and playUsed other than as an idiom: see party, play.Rate it:

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party and playMarked by the use of drugs and the absence of sexual inhibitions.Rate it:

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play a partto be involved in such a way to affect the outcome, to be a contributing factorRate it:

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play aroundTo work with in a non-serious manner.Rate it:

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play atTo pretend to be a different person while playing a game.Rate it:

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